This is a fair film. The PC delusion is that the North was saintly and South was evil. There is also the view the South was good and the North evil.
The truth is not so simple. The movie points out, correctly, the War Between the States was never about slavery, but the attempt by the South to detach itself from the North because of economic issues. In other words, money.
Later, the war was justified by saying it was about slavery, making it a moral and not an economic issue.
Nobody is demonized in the film, whether they are Northerners or Southerners.
There is a particularly disturbing scene in the movie, in which a Northern Irish brigade assaults a Southern Irish brigage. One Southern Irishman, when he sees them, says, "These are our brothers!," and another responds, "Have they learned nothing from England's occupation of Ireland?"
Of course, they mow then down anyway.
That scene illustrates something I've said for years: the War Between the States was the conflict between England and Scotland and Ireland transplanted to the U.S. Yankees are the English and the South and a lot of the Midwest are Scots-Irish.
That's why I was for the South, and it turns out I was right. All you have to do is look at what the federal government has turned into. And it's because the North won, and not the South.
Posted by Bob Wallace, who is a Scots-Irish Ozarkian hillbilly.