Roger B. Taney Monument
—Baltimore's Confederate Monuments —
In 1887, this monument sculpted by William Henry Rinehart was given to the City of Baltimore by businessman, art patron, and Confederate sympathizer William Walters. This monument is an exact replica of the 1872 Taney monument also commissioned by Walters which sits on the grounds of the State House in Annapolis. At the dedication in Annapolis, Severn Teakle Wallis stated that the figure was a “protest in living bronze” against the U.S. Congress, which in 1865 had withheld funds to create a bust of Taney. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts had justified the Congressional withholding of funds for the monument stating that the Dred Scott decision was a “terrible decision where a most unrighteous judgment was sustained by a falsification of history.” This monument helped to promote white supremacy in Baltimore.
In 2015, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed a Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments to provide recommendations based on informed decisions and citizen input on
This plaque serves to inform the public on the history of Baltimore’s Confederate monuments. For more information, please review the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Public Confederate Monuments Report to Mayor Rawlings-Blake located at www.chap.baltimorecity.gov.
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Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 39° 17.872′ N, 76° 36.941′ W. Marker was in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker was on Charles Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the north garden of Mount Vernon Place. Marker was in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Romance of a Romantic (a few steps from this marker); Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Vernon Cultural Walk-Celebrating Culture
Also see . . .
1. Roger B. Taney Statue. Smithsonian Institution Research Information System. (Submitted on March 1, 2017.)
2. Baltimore City commission recommends removal of two Confederate monuments. by Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun, Jan 14, 2016. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Roger Brooke Taney Monument. Special Commission to Review Baltimore's Public Confederate Monuments. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
4. Roger B. Taney Monument. in Cindy Kelly's Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City, 2011, pg. 65-66. (Submitted on March 11, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
5. Washington Post Baltimore hauls away four Confederate monuments after overnight removal. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on August 20, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.