In the last paragraph, doesn't the resolution state that is only a recommendation for action by the President?
Don't you think this was more posturing than substance?
I'm not defending the heinous acts of many of the Confederate prison camp commandants or the terrible and unnecessary loss of life in these frozen and pitiless "hell holes", but regarding this resolution, I do not believe the U.S. government signed a bill to legalize the torture and starving of Confederate prisoners. There are some people who are using this bill as support for claims of genocide and ethnic cleansing being carried out in the South.
I do not believe Robert E. Lee would support this kind of talk, either immediately after the war or now. I think he was all about healing wounds.