Like Henry Herr, I, too, find Confederate monuments on courthouse properties throughout the offensive. The monuments should be relocated to more appropriate settings, such as local cemeteries. 

Charlottesville has a similar monument in front of its courthouse, which I find more offensive than the controversial equestrian sculptures of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. These monuments often bear the names of soldiers or list military units that fought for the Confederacy. The Confederate Army and Confederate soldiers, whether volunteer or conscripted, fought to uphold the Constitution of the Confederate States of America, which not only maintained slavery but also its extension into any captured territories.



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