General John Winder

Greg Bassett / Salisbury Independent

The plaque in downtown Salisbury marking the Confederate General John Winder is now history. It was abruptly taken down last Friday by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and had been the subject of efforts for its removal. Winder was in charge of confederate prison of war camps that saw thousands of union soldiers die under horrific conditions. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with Amber Green Co-Chair of the Salisbury City Lynching Memorial Task Force who has been pushing for the sign's removal.

Mike Dunn

The controversial plaque commemorating Confederate General John Winder has been taken down from its location in downtown Salisbury.

It took around five minutes for a small group led by Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and Director of Administration Wayne Strausbury to remove the sign on Friday

Mike Dunn, President/CEO at the Greater Salisbury Committee caught the moment on his cell phone and posted it on his Facebook page.

He told the Salisbury Daily Times that he was proud of Culver and the others, adding it was an emotional moment.