James I. Robertson is one of the most visible and respected of our Civil War historians. I’ve read all of his books, and his biography of “Stonewall” Jackson is rightly considered a major accomplishment in the field of biography. That said, I still find his participation in and continued support of the movie Gods and Generals to be somewhat amusing Here is an interview with Robertson from Planet Blacksburg, which included a response that caught my attention since I have no idea what point he was trying to make:
Q: Are there a lot of scholars that are very Pro-Union or Pro-Confederate?
Robertson: The majority are Pro-Union. The overwhelming majority [of scholars] are Pro-Union, yes. We southerners are in the minority.
Very strange response indeed.