Daniel Shays was born in 1747 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Shays was central to a rebellion against the USA that included a raid on the federal armory in Springfield Massachusetts. It failed, he was captured, convicted and sentenced to death, but eventually pardoned and lived out the rest of his life in Sparta, New York, and was buried at the Union Cemetery in Scottsburg New York. Shays is part of American history, same as all of those who in later years joined the Confederacy against the USA. There are no statues honoring Shays in Hopkinton, Sparta, Scottsburg or Springfield, nor should there be. Why are there statues honoring Confederates in the South?