Birthplace of Stonewall Jackson will not remove his statue

Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 9:44 AM EDT
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Commissioners in the West Virginia county where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was born voted not to remove his statue after hearing public comments on a proposal that sought to take it down.

News outlets report the Harrison County Commission rejected the motion in a 2-1 vote Wednesday.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports the proposal had sought to remove the Confederate statue from a courthouse plaza in Clarksburg and return it to the Daughters of Confederacy.

Two speakers who said they are Jackson's descendants joined about a dozen others in calling for its removal.

About 20 others said it should stay or voters should decide its fate.