Monuments

Monuments

The Appomattox Statue


The Appomattox Statue is a bronze statue commemorating the Confederate dead of Alexandria, Virginia. A lone Confederate soldier stands facing south, towards the main battlefields of the Civil War, with his arms crossed. The figure has been the focal point of controversy throughout its existence and was finally removed on June 2, 2020, in the wake of national protests against the murder of George Floyd.


Monument type:

Statue - standing soldier

Artist:

John Adams Elder

Dedication Date:

5/24/1889

Address:

Alexandria

Virginia

United States

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Creator:
M. Caspar Buberl
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Erected by:
the Robert E. Lee camp of the United Confederate Veterans
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