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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 02:20 PM

Crews work to move Confederate monument in Bentonville

BENTONVILLE Crews and a gathering crowd are at the Bentonville square on Wednesday morning as workers prepared to remove the Confederate monument, which has become a focal point for anti-racism efforts.

About 30 people were watching by 7:30 a.m. as a crane prepared to remove the statue from its perch.

County Judge Barry Moehring said it is expected to take most of the day to remove the monument. He said it has to be removed in sections.

The group owning the monument, the Arkansas division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, announced June 1 it would move it to a private park. The Daughters of the Confederacy are working with the Benton County Historical Society and other community members to move the monument to James H. Berry Park, a private park adjacent to the Bentonville Cemetery, where Berry is buried. The cemetery is at 400 SW. F St., just southwest of downtown.

Read more: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/sep/02/crews-work-move-confederate-monument-bentonville-s/

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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 02:23 PM

1. Can the crane be fitted with a noose?

That was the penalty for treason, after all.

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