After the violence in Charlottesville, where torch-bearing, chanting white nationalists had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, the end finally came for Baltimore’s own Confederate-linked monuments. With no prior announcement, crews took down and towed away four monuments in six hours overnight, perhaps the most decisive action Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh took in her first year in office. “We moved quickly and quietly. There was enough grandstanding, enough speeches being made. Get it done,” Pugh said. Several days later, again under cover of night and with the support of Gov. Larry Hogan, a statue of Roger Taney, the one-time chief justice and author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision, was removed from the State House grounds in Annapolis. And on Aug. 28 the University of Maryland marching band said it would no longer perform the state song, which refers to President Lincoln as a despot and rails against “northern scum,” before football games.