TIL the leader of the Confederacy during the Civil War, Jefferson Davis, served only 2 years in prison and was then pardoned and freed, never having a trial.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Davis#Final_days_of_the_Confederacy

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  1. He was in jail for half as long as the confederacy was around… Yet some ~~people~~ racists today *still* fly the flag… Sigh.

    Edit: LOL at the immediate racist downvotes… As if downvoting me somehow makes the confederacy legitimate…

  2. That’s part of why we have such a problem with racists and militias today. I get Lincoln’s desire to rebuild the “house divided,” but the lack of any meaningful consequences for these traitors sent the wrong message.

  3. The lack of punishment was to prevent a pro-longed guerilla style conflict, imo. The error of that approach should guide the future actions of the Federal Gov’t, imo.

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