The capital of Virginia, Richmond (the former capital of the Confederacy), is among the oldest major cities of America. Famously declaration, “Give me liberty or give me death”, by the founding fathers of United States, Patrick Henry, at Richmond’s St. John’s Church in 1775, which led to the revolutionary war. The White House of the Confederacy, home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, is now a museum in Court End, a neighborhood known for Federal-style mansions.
Who was Stonewall Jackson?
Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, famous as Stonewall Jackson was among the confederate generals during the Civil War of America. He became one of the famous Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. Jackson was born on January 24, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia, United States, and died on May 10, 1863, in Guinea, Virginia, United States. He was buried at Stonewall Jackson memorial cemetery, Lexington Virginia, United States.
Mayor of the Richmond uses his emergency power to remove the statue
Richmond mayor, Levar Stoney, has ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues in the city on Wednesday. The move by Mayor of Richmond, Levar Stoney, who has not revealed the other statues in the list to be removed from Richmond comes as a number of cities and states have in recent weeks been removing statues and other symbols that glorify Confederate leaders amid a national fate with America’s racist past.
What was confederacy?
It is also called the Southern Confederacy and represents 11 states that retreated on their existing agreement with others of the United States during 1860 and 1861. They attempted to set up a new nation where the authority of the central government would be sharply and strictly limited, and the institution of slavery would be protected at any cost.
During the civil war of the United States, the confederate states fought against the United States of America, as they supported slavery in the states. The conflict began primarily as a result of the long-standing disagreement over the institution of slavery
Stonewall Jackson was one of the greatest generals of confederate states
The most famous of them is General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, probably the best known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.
Without a doubt, hundreds of people watched history at the intersection of Arthur Ashe Boulevard’s monument avenue. Amid pouring rain the stonewall Jackson statue that has stood there for more than a 100 years finally off its pedestal lift up, a reporter reported for WTVR CBS 6.
Why the statues of confederates are being removed?
The statues of the confederates are being removed all over the country after a racial upheaval sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. Symbols, that show confederacy from the American Civil War are being targeted by the demonstrator and the local governments.
People have targeted and toppled Jefferson Davis (The leader of the confederacy) statue, thrown into a Lake one of the Christopher Columbus and toppled the Howitzers Monument, which featured a confederate artilleryman, and torn down a statue of William Carter, a Confederate general, alone in Richmond.