More Statues Down: West Point Announces Removal Of Confederate Monuments

  • Lieutenant General Steven Gilland, the current superintendent of West Point, announced yesterday afternoon that the historic military academy would begin removing Confederate monuments and artwork across its properties over the upcoming holiday break.
  • Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s leading general and a graduate of West Point, features prominently in Gilland’s letter.
  • The reconstruction efforts West Point will begin undertaking over the holiday break include replacing Lee’s uniform from the USMA Library, a bust of Lee at Reconciliation Plaza, and a quote of Lee’s at Honor Plaza.
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