I admit it. I hate the hole Confederacy. I loathe the ‘Lost causers’, I have no love or sympathy for antebellum despite being 1/2 Southern by birth. But even without that I would have trouble honoring these Generals.
This is a question I often ask myself about the Civil War in general - why do we do such honor to those who fired upon our flags? Why do we honor people who would be considered traitors to their country?
Monuments on battlefields honoring dead enemy soldiers I can understand. The Ossuary as Verdun doesn’t care if the bones are German or French and pillars where Generals & units stood is have historical importance.
But to have people who fired on their own country? Frankly that puts them in the rank of this countries enemies and I see no reason that these Jackson & Lee should be so honored. Studied? Sure. Honored? No.
(Sorry if there is another thread on this already, I could not find one)