Crews worked through the day Saturday to remove the “Johnny Reb” Confederate monument from the lawn of the Albemarle County Circuit Courthouse.
The county’s Board of Supervisors voted to remove the statue Aug. 6. They are the first Virginia municipality to use a new state law — which gives localities the right to remove their Confederate monuments — to take their’s down.
The county gave the statue — formerly known as “At Ready” — two cannons and cannon balls to the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. They will be repurposed for displays at the Third Winchester Battlefield.