Statue of Stonewall Jackson removed from Virginia Military Institute at a cost of $209,000

The statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson (pictured in 2015) stood at the entrance to the barracks at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. It was removed on December 7 after allegations of systemic racism were made about the school in October

In the latest move by America’s leftist Taliban, whose goal is to change minds by changing and erasing U.S. history, a statue of top Confederate general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson has been removed from the campus of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Va.

The school was under pressure from a hostile leftist media, Virginia’s own pro-abortion-pediatrician Gov. Ralph Northam and allegations of “systemic racism.” 

The prominent bronze sculpture of the Southern battlefield hero and VMI graduate was removed on Dec. 7 with cranes and in front of a small crowd spectators, according to a report at

It will be moved to the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield Historical Park, slightly north of Lexington, at a cost of $209,000. The school is paying for the relocation.

The school was hit by allegations of institutional racism including threats of lynching, a white professor reminiscing in class about her father’s Ku Klux Klan membership and a general “atmosphere of hostility and cultural insensitivity,” as part of an investigation by The Washington Post, owned by leftist billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The statue’s removal follows other removals in several U.S. cities after the memorials became inanimate targets of leftist rage. The phenomenon followed the election of President Donald Trump.

VMI also has a Jackson Memorial Hall, named in honor of its former graduate and professor, as well as tributes to multiple other Confederate leaders.

Jackson, who died of friendly-fire wounds in 1863, is one of the most prominent Southern generals and won many key battles. Numerous memorials to him exist across the United States.


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