Yeah. Who knew I got triggered by graphic scenes of ancient violence? It was so grim that I started stress eating. I might have an ulcer.
But it was worth it! If you can get through the grim, it does a good job of explaining how our concept of death, our concept of government bureaucracy, and our treatment of soldiers changed immediately after First Bull Run. My biggest complaint is that they focused on the first three years, and slept on the last two years, where the reality of slaughter started to tax Union resolve, and Sherman brought the misery of war to the people. Grant’s Virginia strategy alone is worthy of discussion.