It is amazing how callous to history, the graduates of our fine liberal education public school system are these days. I agree with you, they deserve to be haunted!!! No respect for anybody living or dead but themselves. and now they have gone from ignoring the history to weaponizing it. Sad. I am hoping by the promotion of living history and reenacting a new spark and love for history, can help return history where it belongs, in the past, to be studied and appreciated. From preserving monuments, to, setting the record straight it is an upward hill battle. The don't have a clue of the fact that the politics of the civil war were just as muddled, and confusing, and just as polarized as they are today. The interpretation of Civil War history, must be interpreted through the eyes and filter of those who lived, not the flavor of the month Sociopolitical issues. I have seen the study swing all over the spectrum, from the Golden age of the Myth of the Lost Cause, to the Great Northern Crusaders, and their wonderful victory over slavery, to being a specialized sub science, devoid of all the sociopolitical issues of the day, and concentration just on the events, circumstances. There has been very little time spent in the middle putting balance and perspective, and viewing it through the right filter. Historians should not ostracize each other, so someone with a Southern perspective, is not automatically labeled a racist, or white supremist, or a "Lost Causer". Nor, should those who present that slavery was the only cause of the war. Anyone with the ability to analyze and reason independently, can see the parallel of the question "What is the value of Jerusalem?" and the wise answer "Nothing..... Everything." the same is true of slavery, it can be said, truthfully, that Slavery really had nothing to do with the War, and yet at the same time, we all know it had everything to do with the war. Studying the complexities of this conundrum is what we should do. Let the South have there Statues, let the North, have theirs. destroying monuments and disturbing graves callously for the sake of progression is not the answer. To the South, Grant was a Butcher, and Sherman an absolute villain, and in the North celebrated heroes. Yet most of us in the South would be just as upset, if they were trying to remove them to. We were mad to hear and see where they defaced the monument of the 54th Massachusetts Now it .seems that Nationwide the Confederate Generals are labeled as Evil traitors. They are not given the proper attention they earned. Respecting General Lee in the North or anywhere, should not be misconstrued as being a traitor. Like it or not, the slaves are free and our nation has had a good run pushing 160 years of history since those brave men fought on both sides. Why can we not agree that both sides were right, and that both sides were wrong in the matter. Wrong that both sides were so pig headed and stubborn and partisan politics so polarizing, they would rather go to war, than do the right thing. Both sides had some very valid points and were right, from their perspective. we need to learn the lessons to avoid repeating the mistake. At my Officer Basic Course, we toured many of the Virginia Civil War and American Revolution, battlefields. We studied the tactics and leadership of the combatants involved, whether it was US Army, British, Or Confederate, credit was given and the tactics and example duly noted. Leaving out one side, makes an unbalanced and dangerously flawed understanding of what happened.