‘Johnny Reb’ Confederate statue rebuilt at Greenwood Cemetery 


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Orlando Sentinel – The Confederate memorial that once stood at Lake Eola has been rebuilt at Greenwood Cemetery, though it remained behind a fence Wednesday because restoration work is not yet complete.

Workers this week placed the concrete soldier known as “Johnny Reb” back atop the statue. The city in June disassembled and moved the relic, which some consider a monument to slavery and white supremacy.

Cassandra Lafser, a spokeswoman for Mayor Buddy Dyer, said the restoration likely will be complete within the next few weeks.

The nearly 9-ton concrete and marble memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers was commissioned by a local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and erected in 1911 on Main Street — now Magnolia Avenue — before being moved in 1917 to the park…

Source: ‘Johnny Reb’ Confederate statue rebuilt at Greenwood Cemetery – Orlando Sentinel

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