Appomattox Statue, Christmas

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tkon04 on June 6, 2008

Now that's Wonderful, the placement of the Christmas wreath is a nice touch and a great reminder of the yuletide season

Xpeditor on June 7, 2011

I heard a rumor that the professionally offended ninnies want this statue removed. I say leave it there!

Joe Gattuso on June 9, 2011

Hi Xpeditor, thanks for your comments on both photos. Over 20 years ago a truck clipped and damaged this statue. I heard then that there were calls to move it but that Virginia State law requires that it stay where it is.

Double-R on November 26, 2012

Perusing around and found this photo. I used to be the person that decorated the statue duing the year and at Christmas. The United Daughters of the Confederacy own the statue. I am a native Alexandrian. I moved to Florida in 2011 and I do not believe that anyone has taken up the charge of decorating Appomattox. Pretty sad.

Joe Gattuso on November 26, 2012

Hello Double-R,

I'll keep an eye out and see if anyone puts up decorations this year. At least I can confirm that someone is taking care of the statue. By total coincidence, just this morning I was reading an old Gazette from October and saw this article about work by the United Daughters of the Confederacy: http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2012/oct/11/appomattox-gets-makeover/. Did you decorate it for them? Maybe they found someone to take your place. Or maybe you need to come visit.

Regards,

Joe

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  • Uploaded on November 20, 2007
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    by Joe Gattuso

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