I don't believe any writer could create a fictional war better than the truth of the Civil War. The characters and settings, seething passions and inhuman horrors, dramatic twists and turns, a whopper climax at Gettysburg, and the tragic, inevitable road to the sequel-begging ending at Appomattox --....
"Politics And Generals: Winfield Scott And Robert E. Lee At The Gates Of Mexico City,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 2
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol2/iss2/17