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Accomack County Confederate Monument (, Virginia)

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The Accomack County Confederate Monument, erected in the town of Parksley, honors the Confederate volunteers from Accomack and Northampton counties. This standing soldier statue has an interesting history, as it was a product of intercounty disputes. The original campaign for the monument was initiated by a local newspaper in 1898 and called for the monument's erection at the county seat in Accomac. Nearby Parksley, however, advocated to house the monument and eventually secured their bid. The monument, a private soldier standing at parade rest surmounting a plinth, still stands in Parklsey. Recent efforts to remove the statue revealed that the town does not, and has never, owned the monument.

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