The Kurz and Allison series of battle prints remain a favorite with many people, including dust jacket designers. The soldiers are usually neat, the uniforms crisp, and the battlelines long and straight. Some terrain details are off, and a few of the representations leave something to be desired when it comes to historical accuracy (Stonewall Jackson’s shot in broad daylight, for example). The horrors of war are minimized, as dead and wounded bodies are neatly intact, and there’s a minimum of carnage.
And then you come across this:
Sometimes, when we talk about the cult of reconciliation, we might remember that not everyone bought into it.