From July 11 to 12, 1864, Confederate Gen. Jubal Early attacked the outer defenses of Washington, D.C. Musket fire and artillery from this battle could be heard within the capital. Neither Early, nor Robert E. Lee’s armies, ever entered Washington.
But, on Jan. 6, 2021, the Confederate battle flag was paraded through the U.S. Capitol building. What the Army of Northern Virginia could not accomplish was attained under the traitorous Trump administration. Trump exhorted his followers to cause insurrection against the United States, the U.S. Capitol, and to prevent the peaceful turnover of American presidential power.
The total Union army death during the Civil War is estimated to be 364,551 troops, including combat deaths and disease. Currently, the death toll under nine months of our “stable genius” “wartime president” is 386,000. The Trump administration has permitted the deaths of as many citizens as four years of armed combat in Lincoln’s administration.
The “Stars and Bars” has been mythologically promoted as a metaphor for Dixie’s “Lost Cause.” We should see the scene of the Confederate battle flag within the U.S. Capitol building as a vision for Donald Trump’s own lost cause. He will forever be associated with a failed putsch, and America’s conspirators and traitors.