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Henry Krinkle

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Vandals decapitate Confederate soldier statue at Camp Chase cemetery

Removing Confederate statues and memorials from public property is one thing, but there has to be a line drawn
when it comes to desecrating memorials, graveyards and markers in honor of the dead.

The only thing that will come of this is that the racists will eventually retaliate and vandalize monuments erected and
dedicated to PoC's.

A federal agency plans to repair a bronze statue of a soldier that was toppled over and decapitated early Tuesday by vandals at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery on the Hilltop.

When the statue was knocked over, its head was decapitated, likely from striking a column in the fall to the ground, said Columbus Police Lt. Clifton Dean. The vandals took the head of the soldier but left the hat, he said.

The vandalism occurred sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at the cemetery, where more than 2,000 Civil War soldiers are buried, most of them Confederate soldiers buried there after they died while imprisoned. Officers noticed the broken monument around 7:20 a.m. when doing a check of the cemetery.

Vandalism cases are difficult to prosecute because they are challenging to prove.


Posted by Henry Krinkle | Wed Aug 23, 2017, 08:22 PM (21 replies)
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