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Impressive Statue

This bronze statue stands at the Junction of two main streets in Alexandria and shows a Confederate... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
bsandrs
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Heard of the controvery

Not amazing statue but thought provoking, and a good reminder of where we were.. Out in the middle... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
samtrip12345
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This bronze statue stands at the Junction of two main streets in Alexandria and shows a Confederate soldier. Erected in 1899 by Robert E. Lee camp veterans and relating to the time when Lee finally surrendered to the Union General Ulysses S. Grant. It is...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Not amazing statue but thought provoking, and a good reminder of where we were.. Out in the middle of a busy street when I was there. so can't really contemplate; that in itself says maybe put it in a park.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

At one time, this statue was in a large traffic island, but not now. The statue honors Alexandria vets who died during the Civil War. This is a very sensitive, poignant statue of a surviving soldier simply standing and likely reflecting upon the terrible cost...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This statue has been watching the road to Richmond for decades. It is a southern Soldier but in my opinion does not represent racism or promote anything other than the sacrifices soldiers make in war. Regardless of which side they were on. there is a...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Some say move this. Let it alone, it is a reminder that our country has overcome adversity before and will do again

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The only way to see this statue safely, is while driving by in a car. There is talk of getting it moved, which I think would be a great idea so more people can enjoy. Status honors soldiers who died in the Battle of Appomattox.

1  Thank rduinc
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

it's a statue in the middle of the street. they are trying to get it moved and the local people that don't want it moved say with a whine, 'but it's where it happened', but people!! NO ONE CAN read the plaque or even see...More

Thank Janine J
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This statue is the middle of Washington Street in the center of Alexandria and has been treasured as a monument to those who fought for the South. The times might change, but attitudes about states rights live on, it may be time to place this...More

Thank 349Charles25
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting history erected to honor the Confederate solders of Alexandria that fought and died in the battle of Appomattox. Directly in the intersection of two very busy streets in Alexandria it's has had it's share of cars bounce off of it. Better see it before...More

Thank KC O
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

it has become quite controversail since it is dedicated to southern soldiers but is considered a hallmark to the alexandria landscape

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