'Johnny Reb' Confederate Statue Has New Home in Florida - NBC 6 South Florida

'Johnny Reb' Confederate Statue Has New Home in Florida



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    In this file photo, the top section of a Confederate statue called "Johnny Reb" is loaded on a truck before being removed from a downtown park in Orlando, Fla.

    A Confederate statue removed from the downtown park of a major Florida city now has a new home.

    WFTV-TV reported Wednesday that the statue nicknamed "Johnny Reb" now stands in Orlando's Greenwood Cemetery.

    The 106-year-old memorial was removed in July after public complaints that the monument is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.

    The Greenwood Cemetery already has a section set aside for Confederate soldiers.

    When the statue was moved, workers discovered a time capsule at its base that contained a Confederate flag and Confederate States of America dollar bills, among other items.

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