Virginia Military Institute to remove statue of Confederate leader Stonewall Jackson

Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors voted to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson as it faces an independent investigation about campus culture.

It is unclear where the statue will be relocated to. After the Thursday vote, the board’s president, Bill Boland, suggested the statue be moved to the Civil War New Market battlefield where VMI cadets fought and died. The statue is currently located in front of the student barracks.

“I would rather move the statue once rather than twice,” Boland said, according to the Washington Post.

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