Charlottesville Confederate statue, relocated to a battlefield in Virginia.

Crews have removed a statue of an unnamed Confederate soldier that stood outside a courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, near the site of a white nationalist rally in 2017.

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The statue is set to be relocated to a historic battlefield.

Forgoing an in-person ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic, Albemarle County livestreamed the removal on Facebook Saturday as workers used saws and cranes to move the “At Ready” monument.

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Onlookers were seen on video standing behind barriers and watching as workers began to take down the life-size bronze likeness of a Confederate soldier holding a rifle flanked by cannons and cannonballs, which was erected in 1909.

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The Board of Supervisors voted in August to remove the statue from outside the Albemarle County courthouse.


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