Alexandria’s Confederate Statue Appomattox #FlashbackFriday

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Appomattox Statue in Alexandria, Virginia
(Photo credit: Library of Congress)

On this Flashback Friday, via the Library of Congress, and with talk of removing confederate statues from coast to coast, here is a cool photo of Alexandria’s confederate statue ‘Appomattox’ from circa 1918. The photo gives you a great flashback to what Alexandria, Virginia looked like in the early 20th century.

In the photo, you are looking north at the Appomattox statue and toward the center of Old Town Alexandria down Washington Street. The statue, located at the Prince Street/Washington Street intersection of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, was erected in 1889 to honor Alexandrians who died fighting for the Confederate army, is protected by state law and only the Virginia General Assembly can order its removal.

What does the statue and the area look like today?Memorial to the Confederate Dead of Alexandria