This fun article from the Civil War Pop blog tackles an issue I hadn’t thought of before: why are so many Civil War commanders in fiction completely morose? There are some surprising possibilities why.
Reviewing Shenandoah made me realize something: wow, there are a lot of sad sack leaders in Civil War fiction. In that film, it was George Kennedy’s Colonel Fairchild. He only gets one scene …
Source: Civil War Pop’s Sad Commanders