Maryland’s last public Confederate monument removed
EASTON, Md. (AP) — A statue that was thought to be the last Confederate monument on a courthouse lawn in Maryland has been removed. The “Talbot Boys Statue” was relocated Monday.
The statue stood on the Talbot County courthouse lawn in Easton for more than a century.
The copper sculpture features a boy holding a Confederate flag and names the men from the Eastern Shore county who joined the Confederacy and died in the war.
After the county council voted to approve its removal in September, a coalition raised more than $80,000 to relocate it to a historic battlefield in Virginia.
This day has been long overdue. For over 100 years, the Talbot Boys Confederate statue has served as a shameful symbol of white supremacy and a daily insult to Black Marylanders. I have long advocated for its removal, and I am glad to finally see it go today. pic.twitter.com/1JqZykBRA8— Comptroller Peter Franchot (@peterfranchot) March 14, 2022