I just read a reply of yours about the Confederate flag. You stated that "just because someone is not tried for treason does not mean that treason was not committed". That statement makes it clear that you have nary a clue about the dealings with Jeff Davis after that war. The Yanks wanted very much to convict Davis for treason. But after two years and several Federal prosecutors looking into it, they concluded that they could very well lose the case and opted to not try him. They knew treason had not been committed.
Just what is it you think you know that the finest Fed lawyers in 1866 didn’t know? Of course they had to use law as opposed to emotion, rhetoric, and ignorance.
Steven A. Edmondson