Posted on November 1, 2022

Richmond Can Remove Its Last Remaining Confederate Statue, Judge Rules

Zoe Sottile, CNN, October 27, 2022

A Tuesday court ruling has cleared the way for Richmond, Virginia, to remove its last-standing Confederate statue.

The statue, standing at the intersection of the city’s Hermitage Road and Laburnum Avenue, depicts A.P. Hill, a Confederate general {snip} The statue was erected on top of the general’s burial site.


The city argued that the statue constituted a war memorial and was therefore subject to removal under its policy of removing Confederate monuments. But indirect descendants of Hill, who disagreed with the city’s plan to move the statue to the Black History Museum, argued that the site was a cemetery and that they had the right to move the monument and the remains.


Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney celebrated the ruling in a statement shared with CNN.

“{snip} This is the last stand for the Lost Cause in our city,” said Stoney in the statement.