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Some of the officers went to West Point together and had bonds with one each, yet carried different flags. Some of the soldiers had fought together previously in Mexico and knew each other’s fighting strategies and personal dispositions. It was like being in the mind of your enemy and they almost knew what to expect from the other, which was played upon in the book. An example of a friend against friend is that of General Lew Armistead and General Winfield Hancock who had been pals many years before the start of the war. Armistead knew that he would be up against his longtime friend when he first heard of the southern states wanted to secede and Hancock was joining th... ... middle of paper ... ...the story from a neutral view because it was important for him to share the story and the bravery of the men.