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|I'm not sure I agree with the last two posts. A film about the Civil War can touch on important issues and be successful without being directly about the military aspects. For example, there was very little actual combat in "Glory." "Little Women" was also good and not directly about the fighting. And though I didn't like the movie or the book, "Cold Mountain" was also fairly successful. I'm no film maker, but I think a good movie must have characters that the viewers care about, a struggle against the odds in a fast moving plot line. The ACW is full of possibilities in those respects and not all of them revolve around the "common solider" and combat.