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Confederate Memorial at Arlington, South Side
Located on the western edge of Arlington National Cemetery inside the Jackson Circle stands the Confederate Memorial. Reaching to a height of 32 feet above the ground, it looms large over the 482 graves of Confederate soldiers and officers that…

Statue of Robert E. Lee
During the post-Civil War era, conservative Democrats attempted to revive the fading passions for the Lost Cause. The nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, led the charge to assemble a memorial association in 1886. In May 1890 dedication was timed…

J.E.B. Stuart Monument
The practice of memorializing Virginia’s role in the Civil War emphasized the Lost Cause ideology and primarily avoided the issue on race. The Civil Rights Era signified a shift in the debate for Monument Avenue. The centennial of the Civil War…

Charlottesville "Unite the Right" Rally
On August 12, 2017, the “Unite the Right” rally was held by white supremacists and white nationalists in Charlottesville to protest against the removal of a confederate statue. There were counter protests and it ended in violence. It was televised…

Jefferson Davis Memorial, Removed
On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin while under arrest for allegedly spending a counterfeit $20 bill. When video of the killing surfaced, showing a white officer murdering an unarmed black…

Confederate Dead Monument
The Confederate Dead memorial in the cemetery at the University of Virginia is a large stone statue of a Confederate soldier designed by Caspar Buberl in 1893 as part of the movement to replace the temporary wooden markers with more permanent ones…

"At Ready" Monument
“At Ready,” also popularly referred to as “Johnny Reb,” is a Confederate soldier monument in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia. The statue was unveiled in 1909 by the City of Charlottesville and the United…

Dedication of Thomas Stonewall Jackson Monument
“Thomas Jonathan Jackson” is an equestrian statue of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson located in Charlottesville Virginia. It was sculpted by Charles Keck as one of four monuments commissioned by Paul Goodloe McIntire from members of the National Sculpture…

Charlottesville Unite the Right Rally
This statue of Robert E. Lee was erected in 1924 in Charlottesville, Virginia in Market Street Park, which was formerly called Lee Park. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places after being listed in 1997. It is one of four statues…

Appomattox (Statue)
The Appomattox (statue) was a bronze monument honoring Confederate soldiers who had died while fighting during the American Civil War. The name "Appomattox" refers to the Battle of Appomattox Court House, which resulted in the surrender of Robert E.…
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