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Smyth County Confederate Monument (Jefferson, Virginia)


A granite soldier stands at parade rest atop a plinth outside Marion Courthouse. It was produced by Charles M. Walsh at a cost of $1,100, and unveiled on July 4, 1903, to a crowd of 10,000, with dedicatory addresses from Robert E. Lee, Jr. and John W. Daniel. The monument remains in its original position, and became a location for counter protests during the BLM protests in Summer 2020, with armed locals vowing to defend the monument. 

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