My book describes how this battle was important to the history of this country and ALL of its people, for a Union loss at Gettysburg would have, more likely than not, created Southern independence from these United States of America, and a separate country in North America named the Confederate States of America-a country where slavery would have been lawful.
The book is written in an historical fiction genre, so the people are real, and the places and things they did are just as real. I built the story around this true history, while adding some fiction for additional drama. But, the stars of this book are the real people who lived through it, and what truly incredible people they were, having to endure this massive battle in, and around, their small town. My hope is you get to know these people through reading this book; that they may come “alive” for you, and you become just as admiring of them as I became while working on this project. This book deals with just some of those people. There are many, many others, but the brevity of the book, and the need to really get to know them, prevented me from including others. But, those I chose to include were quite something, of strong and great character.