Don is relatively southern apologist in view point--based on his own comments here. Objectivity is not his strong point.
A common thing one learns in studying the Civil War is that there are a large number of southern apologists trying to spin what happened. What I've found in reading those who claim to be writing from "the Southern point of view" is that they are the worst about being fast and loose with the facts. (The worst I've seen in this regard is Jerry Ponder.)
I'll repeat what I've said to Don before. Historians be should be seeking objectivity rather than trying to justify one view point or the other. Don is the type that tries to paint actions against property as justification for atrocities. Keep that in mind.