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Posted June 12, 2008
Days of Darkness: The Gettysburg Civilians by William G. Williams is a good historical novel but there are a few major flaws. All of the characters in the book are based on the actual experiences of real people. Their dialog is word for word from their memoirs--despite this many of the characters come across as flat. Williams almost over burdens the novel with to many characters and plot lines--so as a result none of the characters get much time. But the outstanding part of the book is in showing the progression from the invasion, battle and then aftermath. This book stands out because this is one of the few Civil War fiction that depicts the northern civilians. I would recommed this for the serious Gettysburg student.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.