Movie is a few years old, but on TV the other night. Does anyone know how historically correct or incorrect the events of his story play out. I don't question the racial situations as I believe them to be the way things were at the time. My question is really centered on the Confederate foraging that is shown to put Sherman march in a much better light. One thing to take percentages of crops etc., but the cruelty to their own neighbors leaves a very bitter taste. Also the cruelty toward the youths who had been promised a pardon, but instead were hung. I know terrible things happen in war, but was this the norm in the deep South? Or was this just Hollywood's version?