4 thoughts on “The Army of the Potomac … A Forthcoming Film

  1. Noma June 16, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    What I have usually seen is that those who talk about “Ulysses Simpson Grant” just about always follow a conservative viewpoint, and often a Lost Cause viewpoint. (From what I have seen those who are more scholarly or more sympathetic to the Union cause generally call him by the name by which he identified himself, “Ulysses S. Grant.”) So yes, it will be interesting to see what the interpretive line will be.

    (If they are going for a Lost Cause theme, maybe it could be that the Union Army hated the Irish even more than the Confederates hated the blacks.)

    I’m not sure what to make of the red cross on the white shield. Isn’t that a Ku Klux Klan motif — or am I completely mistaken about that?

  2. John Foskett June 17, 2012 / 7:51 am

    And we wonder why folks who get their history from the electronic media don’t understand what really happened. That 5:40 makes Burns look like a deeply-researched thesis.

  3. Al Mackey June 17, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Yeah, I was not impressed.

    • John Foskett June 18, 2012 / 7:13 am

      Just for starters, using the Irish Brigade (which fought its last battle in its recognizable form at Gettysburg, and even there as a shell) as an icon for the army which Grant led is a fallacy. Then there’s the fact that the A of the P which finally subdued Lee was an entirely different organization than that which fought 1862-63. There’s much more but those two will suffice.

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