I might add that the movie had some blatant Lost Cause narratives. In the movie, slaves and free black people were happy to serve in the Confederate army and the movie even suggested that there was a talk about offering emancipation to slaves for enlistment, yet a Union officer used racial slurs. In reality, very few colored persons actually served in the Confederate army as soldiers and many slaves switched the side when an opportunity was presented to them.Some of the most popular, sympathetic, heroic, "good-guy" characters of both movies were Confederates! G&G, in particular was an idolatrous paen to Stonewall Jackson! How does that suggest they "Hate Confederates?"
This is just more paranoid balderdash.
Moreover, in the film, Thomas Jackson went on about how Northern banks and industries were destroying the South and they would 'lose their country' if the South fails to achieve her independence. It was almost as if slavery was nothing to do with the war and the Confederates were good and humble down-to-earth folks who just wanted to free from racist Yankee invaders.
Yeah, I liked battles and a 19th-century vibe, but come on now, you don't need to either lie or exaggerate how good the Confederates were and belittle the Union as if they were a bunch of thieves to make a good Civil War film. I understand that some people thoroughly enjoyed the film since it represented 'their prospective of the war', but for me, It was painful to watch the film. And I doubt the public loved that particular portrayal of the Confederates either. I believe it was one of reasons why the movie was a commercial failure.