Let our history be

Confederate memorials represent remarkable people who fought for the wrong cause. Let's leave it at that.

University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson, someone I respect, wants to investigate whether Confederate memorials and monuments in Baltimore City should be removed or relocated ("Baltimore task force begins review of Confederate monuments," Sept. 17).

But if after the monuments, will textbooks, poems and libraries be next?

If I had been alive at the time of the Civil War, I would have been a volunteer on the Union Army. But the history of the Confederacy is part of American history.

The statuary and memorials commemorate remarkable people who fought for the wrong cause in a bloody war. Let's leave it at that.

Tom Ward

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