Civil War Institute
On October 4, 2017, I awoke to the news that the Stonewall Jackson equestrian monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park had been vandalized. Having worked there as a Pohanka intern during the summer of 2016, I was saddened to hear this. Now, I have no great love for the Jackson monument. It makes the Southern general look like Superman atop a horse that appears to have had a good amount of steroids mixed with its oats and hay. Yet, I believed then, as I do now, that covering the monument in colored paint was an extremely inappropriate act of vandalism. [excerpt]
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Bilger, Ryan, "Monumental Questions: 1860s Civil War Monument Vandalization at Manassas" (2018). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 307.