Treason: Only When It Suits the Agenda?
It's an undisputed fact that many United States military officers left their posts at the outbreak of the Civil War. There were many reasons for this, and whether you think these men should have been executed, pardoned, or lauded is not the point. While the definition of treason is claimed to have been only loosely codified in that era, there could obviously be a case made for calling these men traitors to the United States.
Yet current counter-culturists are also calling for posthumous reprisals against U.S. military who took part in various Indian Wars. In other words, these men obeyed their superiors when they attacked indigenous Americans.
How does that work? These historic icons are now anathema because they maintained their allegiance to the U.S. government, but are also damned because they didn't?
Logic isn't everyone's strong point.