There is an old postcard on my fridge from parts South that is a painting of Lee and some other famous Confederate that is emblazoned with the title “Legends in Gray”. The little info text on the back talks about how the South went to war to preserve states rights. If it is good enough for the Legends then it is good enough for me.
Apropos of loosely related, I’ve long maintained that the best “pregnant couple” Halloween costume would be General Grant and (pregnant) General Lee. Complete with fake beard.