I'd take a look at this current movement to strip some soldiers of their Medals of Honor. We're in danger of re-writing history these days with things like that, taking down statues, eliminating topics from schools, etc. Point is, and historians know this, AT THAT TIME, what these people did won them the highest honors. Same thing with all the conquests of Europe, in the Roman Empire days, Middle Ages, etc. We can't properly judge acts from hundreds of years ago by today's standards. People, cultures change. You have to view, and respect, events in the context of the circumstances that were present at that time.