I have studied the Franklin Battle enough that I can confidently say that they (Wide Awake Films) got it completely right...now it is brought up about Hood taking Laudanum, something that I have yet to see proven without doubt. But most everything else flows with actual events. The filming with live reenactors, (Color and Black & white) intertwined with actual still photo's shows great editing, something that a movie like God's & Generals was so lacking in professionally.
There are many first hand accounts on BOTH sides throughout the film, and the fact the battlefield was not over a huge sprawling landscape like Chickamauga, or Gettysburg, it makes it easy to follow the course of action.
I have only watched the Chickamauga film once, and much of it (if any) could not be filmed on the actual battlefield. Many of the scenes could not be portrayed on the same type of ground where it happened. Lets say you have been to Snodgrass Hill/Horseshoe Ridge…where they show that portion of the battle , the ground just doesn’t look like it’s supposed to. They used footage from the 1999 Chickamauga mainstream event, and (a big failing of mine) I see incorrect details. As far as the history part, (Again, I have not studied the Chickamauga battle like I have other battles) I found nothing to complain about.
Given that the Chickamauga film was shot back in 99, and that the Franklin film was only a few years ago, I see a lot of improvement, and given this Wilderness battle film was most recent, these guys are GOOD!
Buy the Franklin Film first, then decide where you go from there.