Confederate marker removed from West Virginia monument

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – A marker has been removed from a century-old Confederate monument in West Virginia.

News outlets report the city of Charleston took down the plaque Monday from the Kanawha Riflemen Monument at Ruffner Memorial Park. The land was given to the city in 1831 and converted to a park in 1920. The monument resembles a tablet with benches on each side.

It was installed in 1922 by the Kanawha Riflemen Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The tablet had been dedicated to those who served in the Confederate Army.

The city says removing the marker was the right thing to do.

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