However many people want to do just that.
Look to what Robert E Lee did after the war and compare that to Nathan Forrest. Yet you want to lump them into the same pile.Because he's a racist?
I don't think so, so where are we going with that?
They want to relegate history where it belongs: museums and history books, not celebrate in the public square things that ought not be celebrated - like people who specifically fought against America to become their own country, as well as for slavery.
The people sanitizing and forgetting history are the ones who can't seem to remember that separate but equal is not equal, that voting is a God-given right which must not be abridged for political purposes, and that the Russians are the bad guys.