It is hardly treason when the right of secession was being taught at West Point. Jefferson Davis was there between 1824-1828. During this time, William Rawle's View of the Constitution was used as a textbook, which acknowledged the right of secession.
Originally Posted by hendrickms24
Terry from Occupied Baltimore
"As I stood upon the very scene of that conflict, I could not but contrast my position with his, forty-seven years before. The flag which he had then so proudly hailed, I saw waving at the same place over the victims of as vulgar and brutal a despotism as modern times have witnessed."
Francis Key Howard, Ft. McHenry 1861