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Stonewall Jackson Monument Vandalized At Manassas National Battlefield Park

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Staff have begun to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the Stonewall Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park/NPS

A monument to Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson at Manassas National Battlefield Park was found vandalized Wednesday morning, with paint covering much of the granite base and the word "Dead!!!" spray painted in gold. 

The vandalism happened overnight and was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. Vandals poured a large quantity of white paint on three of the four sides of the polished granite base, and “Dead!!!” was painted in gold spray paint. NPS preservation experts have started to remove the paint from the monument, and are assessing the best methods to remove remaining paint, oils, and residue.

NPS law enforcement rangers are investigating the incident; anyone with information is asked to call 301-714-2235.

The monument was erected in 1940 at the site where Jackson first received the nickname “Stonewall” at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861.

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I am afraid this is only the beginning of more and more attacks on this fine monument. The people who are responsible for the attack are vandals and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

 


Disgusting.  These Civil War monuments commemorate part of our history, regardless of how you feel about the Civil War.  Hope the vandals are caught and punished.


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