The Red Badge of Courage

In ch. 5, Why do the cannons continue to fire after the enemy has retreated?

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Probably because the men are still in their warlike trance. Their nerves are frayed and the adrenalin is rushing. In front of him there is nothing but the grey of smoke. Also it takes awhile for orders to get through to everybody. They used to have messengers to inform various parts of the garrison what the orders are.