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|Thank you Mr. Douglas for you insites! I think too many of us tend to have an agenda and want a theatrical production to cater to that particular agenda. I go to the movies to be entertained. I read historical fiction to be entertained. I read historical records or historical analysis to be educated. One must always keep in mind the particular baggage brought to the table by the writer. Douglas S. Freman, and your GGgrandfather (who's book I have read, and recommend) may have a bias as would anyone who had a close personal relationship with an individual or cause. That does not mean their writings are not accurate from their view point. From my career in law enforcement I know that four people can witness the same incident and see four very different events. That is why it is importan to understand that knowledge is a journey not a destination.
P.S. My wife enjoyed G&G as a love story with the life of Thomas Jackson as a backdrop. She is not a student of the ACW, just married to one.