Brutal war indeed. They say it's the first "modern" war, unlike the "gentlemans" war the British were so known for.G'day Brian.
Yeah mate, the American Civil War has fascinated me for years.
I remember while I was doing my nursing degree at University, I always went to the library and had my nose in some book on that dreadful war.
My goodness, the Carnage would make Quentin Tarantino sweat.
I find most movies are generally biased toward the Union effort and perspective.
A really good biopic movie on Robert E Lee and his command of the Army of Northern Virginia would be absolutely amazing.
He is a huge name in military history.
The movie Gettysburg is good, you probably wont find a biopic pic about Robert E. Lee. The Confederacy is a very sore subject here in the USA, as are its historical figures. Statues have been torn down, the Confederate flag is no longer considered a part of our history and is now just a symbol of racism, our modern view of our own history is so skewed its sad. I wont get into it here, but there is a whole faction of people who would love it if the whole entire war just went away.
I agree Robert E. Lee is very important to both US and military history. Just not here in the US unless you still have southern values. But then you are considered a racist.