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Isle of Wight, Courthouse Common Soldier

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Affectionately nicknamed “Johnny Reb” by locals, the Confederate Soldiers’ monument at the Isle of Wight Courthouse commemorates the county’s fallen Confederate soldiers. The monument is made entirely from granite and depicts a private Confederate soldier standing at parade rest atop a plinth, base, six-sided dado, and shaft. Inscriptions on the six-sided dado feature Confederate symbols and quotes from Father Abram J. Ryan’s poem “C.SA. Heroes” and Robert E. Lee. Dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1905, this monument was removed by unanimous vote, dismantled, and relocated to a private citizen’s farm in Isle of Wight in 2021.

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