Worthington removes marker memorializing birthplace of Confederate general

Geronimo Vena
Agosto 20, 2017

Worthington officials says an historic marker outside the former home of a Confederate general was removed in anticipation of protests.

The house is owned privately and is not open to the public. He attended West Point and served in the Mexican War, Seminole Wars and the Confederate Army.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports (http://bit.ly/2wcDk7G ) the stone marker commemorating Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed Thursday in Franklin, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati. "We will seek to discuss as a community how to best represent Worthington's ties to the Civil War, which include underground railroad "stations" and Union soldiers who fought in the Battle of Shiloh in addition to being the birthplace of Roswell Ripley".

OH cities have removed Confederate markers in the wake of last week's violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the planned removal of a statute of Gen. Robert E. Lee. One woman who was protesting against the white nationalist groups in attendance was killed when a James Alex Fields Jr. drove his auto into a crowd of counter protesters.

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