Re: ROFL! LMAO!!
Yes, Gangs of New York take place in the North, therefore we see what is happening to the Irish in the Union Army because they are in fact located in the North. Like Cold Mountain, many of the incidents are true. Cold Mountain takes place in or mostly in North Carolina, therefore what else would we see but incidents involving the Confederacy? As for the shock value mentioned. War can be a little shocking.