|Oakwood Cemetery ~ Circa 1865|
- Very much Union slanted - even my wife, who normally doesn't pay attention to such things, commented on the "pro-yankee" perspective.
- Maintains current WBTS PC orthodoxy.
- Nonetheless, it's a well-done and interesting film which will, for the most part, keep your attention.
- Death letters read in a compelling fashion with appropriate imagery adding a human face and great feeling of loss and sadness to what we often see celebrated - forgetting the carnage and pain associated with the tragedy that was the Civil War.
- A discussion of black Union soldiers and how they were mainly used for menial jobs, including the burying of putrefied corpses and often used as cannon fodder by the Federals. Not very complimentary of Union command in that respect, but this still does not negate point #1.
- Briefly discusses Oakwood Cemetery, but not in the detail it deserves. Oakwood is the largest combat casualty Confederate cemetery in the United States. It's treatment then and now would have made a great discussion.
So, there you have it. I would assign it a B-, were I grading it. Good, but it could have been better. Again, it's worth watching and I would recommend you do so if given the opportunity.