Crews worked through the day Saturday to remove the “Johnny Reb” Confederate monument from the lawn of the Albemarle County Circuit Courthouse.

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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.

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