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Confederate statue move culminates 21-year effort

Confederate statue move culminates 21-year effort

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:03 pm

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — As movers in Bristol lifted a heavy marble statue of a Confederate soldier from its base, some of the ladies who spent 21 years selling cookbooks and baked goods to make this move happen held their breath.
Fortunately, worries that that the soldier’s rifle might snap in half, or the marble crumble around the strap that lifted him, proved to be unfounded.
On Wednesday, the soldier found a new home near a park and away from the pollution that has deteriorated the marble statue since it was moved to a train station in 1970, according to the Bristol Herald Courier (
The move was the culmination of a two-decade effort from the Ann Carter Lee chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. They now hope to renovate the soldier.  
Information from: Bristol Herald Courier,

Published in The Messenger 10.27.11


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