I've seen this documentary time after time. The Civil War has always been a time period that has intrigued me. A time where things were at such a turmoil in which man would bleed his blood against his own countrymen in a fight for the freedom of other men and for the preservation of the Union.
Shelby Foote is a great speaker in this documentary. The many perspectives that he and other bring are incredibly informative.
As a reader of Civil War books authored/ biographed by/about US Grant, Basil W. Duke, William T. Sherman, Thomas Jackson, Albert Sidney Johnston, President Lincoln and Jefferson Davis and many more I realize that this was the most fragile time in our country's history.
For some reason, I romanticize over this time period. I don't know if it is because of the freedom of man, for the preservation of the Union, or for the reasons that both the North and South sought to fight.
But I've seen this documentary at least five times through and yet here I set again.... if there is a better Civil War documentary then I don't know one.