“Funny thing is Lincoln didnt have Lee hung, isnt it?”
Kind of hard to do with a bullet in your brain.
Could have made it a standing order.Stanton would have loved to do it.
Lee was covered under the surrender agreement at Appromatox. Unless he violated the terms of parole, he could not be tried. Grant made that point, to the extent necessary.
Lee did apply for a pardon, which admitted guilt.