Small Confederate monument to be displayed on private land

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Township officials say a small monument honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that sparked debate and its removal in August from its original location will be publicly displayed on private property in Ohio.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports Franklin Township trustees said Thursday the 90-year-old bronze marker will be displayed on property owned by the Fraternal Order of Eagles in neighboring Franklin once an agreement is finalized.

Some township residents became angry when they learned the marker along a highway was removed by city crews in Franklin, which controlled the location. It was removed after deadly violence during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The city later returned the marker to the township, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Cincinnati, and paid for damage incurred during its removal.

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Information from: MIDDLETOWN: Hamilton-Middletown Journal News , http://www.journal-news.com

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