Fredericksburg wins dispute over Confederate memorial, judge orders its removal
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 20, 2011
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Fredericksburg officials have won a legal dispute over a Confederate memorial’s placement on a plot that’s also the site of a memorial honoring soldiers killed in other wars.
The Free Lance-Star reports that a judge ordered the Confederate memorial’s removal on Tuesday.
The memorial honoring 51 Confederate soldiers from seven states was erected in 2009 by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The city ordered the memorial’s removal four months after the ceremony, saying City Council hadn’t approved it.
City Council declared the plot the exclusive site of the other memorial, which honors about 400 local soldiers killed in other wars.
Roy Perry Jr. with the Sons of Confederate Veterans says the group plans to appeal the decision.
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