This is ridiculous. History is the past and Civil War history is 5 to 7 generations ago for most of us. We are so far removed from the lives and actions that took place then that unless you enjoy history we are ignorant of all but a few basics if that. We are too far removed to feel anything from those times. No one in our memory were slaves or slave holders. The statues and pictures and names do provide a starting point to learn about the mistakes and the good. It’s knowledge we can learn from.