From the WaPo, the story of a Taneytown, Maryland resident’s efforts to create a new Civil War memorial. I’m all for whole-war commemorations, but I’m unconvinced that John Wilkes Booth deserves to be honoured alongside the other big names in bronze.
It would seem an unthinkable proposal right now, what this small and quaint town in rural Maryland is considering.
Because while the rest of the nation is having a deep reckoning with the statues and monuments of the Civil War, this picture-perfect town is thinking of building a new one.
A big one…