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Gainesville Removes Confederate Statute

Gainesville Removes Confederate Statute
Archer Williams, right, chants as a man shouts back next to a Confederate statue outside the Alachua County Administration building in Gainesville, Fla., July 9, 2015. (Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:43 AM

Crews were removing a Confederate statue that is a memorial to men of the Gainesville, Florida, area who lost their lives in the Civil War.

Work began Sunday to remove the statue in downtown Gainesville, known as "Old Joe." The Gainesville Sun reported it would be moved from outside the Alachua County Administrative Building Monday.

The statue is being returned to the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which erected the bronze statue in 1904.

County officials said they did not know where the statue would be going.

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Crews were removing a Confederate statue that is a memorial to men of the Gainesville, Florida, area who lost their lives in the Civil War.
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