Remove Confederate street names in Miami Township, OH

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Miami Township is located in the suburban outskirts of Cincinnati, OH in Clermont County. Within this municipality are three streets very close to one another called Stonewall Jackson Drive, Jeb Stuart Drive, and Beauregard Court, named after Confederate generals Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, and Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard.

Ohio was never a Confederate state. In fact, the region generally took a firm anti-Confederate stance during the Civil War, as during the war the people of Cincinnati and surrounding areas had formed large militias to defend the city from Southern invasion.

These publicly owned and maintained references to the Confederacy are actually one of the only in the entire state of Ohio. In fact, the only others are also in the form of street names which are located in Fairfield, OH in Butler County. This website provides locations of Confederate monuments and references nationwide, for reference.

Fairfield Petition:

Being that there is no regional relevance to these names and by the fact that these men led armies for a traitorous nation which stood for the rights of people to own other people as slaves, we are petitioning that these street names be removed and renamed to something that does not reference such a dark time in our nation's history.