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Re: General background for some of us non-historia

I certainly agree that historical accuracy should be a component of films/fiction in a "historical setting" especially, even if it is a love story in a "historical" background.

Sadly, most Americans seem to get their view of history from TV and movies.....which are usually a rehash of romanticized fiction, so an insistence on accuracy is even more important to establish the most accurate version we can determine.

When I located this article, I remembered reading a bit about this earlier. The encyclopedia link was an attempt to place it in a larger historical context for those of us who do not have civil war battles at the forefront of our memories! As you pointed out, the numbers reveal a numerically greater tragedy than that at Fort Pillow.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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