Confederate monument removed from downtown Salisbury

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Salisbury Confederate monument removed

SALISBURY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Another Confederate statue in North Carolina has been removed.

The "Fame" monument in Salisbury was taken down from its location in the city's downtown area Monday night.

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The city and the United Daughters of the Confederacy agreed back in June to move the statue. It will eventually be put up in a nearby cemetery where unknown Confederate soldiers are said to be buried.

Fame had been in its spot in Salisbury since 1908. The monument featured a dying Confederate soldier being held up by a winged figure dressed in robes.

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