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A controversial Civil War memorial faces removal after West Virginia election

Nov 21, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

A small slice of Civil War history was on the ballot this month in Jefferson County, W.Va. Not officially, perhaps, but the issue lingered right below the surface of a spirited County Commission race. And now that incumbent Republican Peter Onoszko has been ousted by Democratic challenger Ralph Lorenzetti, a memorial plaque honoring Confederate soldiers looks like it will soon be removed as well.

How the plaque came to be placed on the county courthouse in 1986, some 121 years after the Ci...