The "Maleficent Ecology" of Civil War history

From Baudrillard's essay "Maleficent Ecology":
By producing highly centralized structures ... by remorselessly condensing down functions and models, we are transforming all the rest into waste, residue, useless relics.
How much Civil War history has been transformed into "waste, residue" by the prevailing narratives and the huckster authors who haunt this corner of the nonfiction world?