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As Confederate symbols come down, 'Talbot Boys' endures

As Confederate symbols come down, 'Talbot Boys' endures

EASTON — For more than a century, the soldier has stood stoically before the Talbot County Courthouse, a half-furled Confederate flag draped over his left shoulder like a cape.

The "Talbot Boys" monument, named for the 84 local Confederate veterans of the Civil War whose names are etched into its base, has weathered decades of debate.

Now, amid a national re-examination of America's slaveholding and segregationist past — prompted by the shooting deaths of nine worshippers last year at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., allegedly by a white...

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