Attorney fights to move Confederate soldier statue from Virginia courthouse

tags: South, Confederacy, Loudoun County, Virginia



A statue honoring Confederate soldiers that has stood for more than 100 years outside a Leesburg, Va., courthouse is now at the center of a battle between an attorney and residents.

The statue, which reads “In memory of the Confederate Soldiers of Loudoun County, Va. Erected May 28, 1908,” shows a soldier standing guard with his rifle, WTOP reports.

John Flannery, an attorney who regularly hears cases inside the courthouse, said the statue intimidates clients and should be moved into a museum or graveyard.

"It deters people. It chills them from believing they can get a fair shake in court," Flannery told WTOP....



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