As much as I love to read and encourage it in our home, I find that the rest of my family love to watch videos. A documentary is always a great way to slide a little learning in, plus a couple of my kids are visual learners. Recently I had the opportunity to review Warriors of Honor a Christian DVD which shares the faith and legacies of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from New Liberty Videos.
Warriors of Honor, which is a documentary for all ages, focus on Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and tells their story from the beginning of the Civil War to the end of their lives. The viewer is introduced to both men and learns about their beginning military careers, their strong faith in God, and their decision to fight for the Confederacy and then on through the war covering:
- The Valley Campaign
- Seven Days Battle
- Second Manassas
- Stonewall is shot
- Crossing Over (Stonewall's death)
- Cold Harbor
- The Final Year
- The final years of Robert E. Lee
The quality of the film is excellent. Shots of Civil War battlefields are throughout along with reenactments. Different voices are used for different characters. The music is pleasant and not distracting at all.
I watched Warriors of Honor with my husband and my oldest son. My 12 year watched up until Stonewall Jackson died. About two minutes into the film I realized that this was going to be very biased toward the South. I didn't say anything to my son or husband and a few days later re-watched it to see if I was reading more into, but determined I wasn't. I did ask both my son and husband separately and though they both enjoyed it they both noticed the bias as well.
If you are a Civil War buff or like learning more about Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Warriors of Honor may be a good choice for you just beware that there is slant to it. Researching quotes and how ideas are presented from this film would make a good research project for a high school student to do and find out for themselves where the truth lies. It would help a student see that things can be biased on either side.
Warriors of Honor is available from New Liberty Videos for $19.95 along with many other Christian DVDs of different topics.