Why are they there? Because each one did something admirable at some time. They were Senators or Congressmen or Supreme Court Justice. They were American citizens before and after the Civil War. They are not the vanquished enemy. They are our history. They are us. Whether we like it or not. Lincoln’s plan was to reunite the nation after it was ripped apart. He never wanted to punish the South. Let’s not rip our nation apart now.