Richmond Removes Second Confederate Statue as Crowd Cheers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews have removed a second Confederate statue in Richmond, a monument to Navy officer Matthew Fontaine Maury.
A crowd cheered Thursday morning as a crane lifted a statue of Maury from its base, a day after crews removed a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson on an order from Mayor Levar Stoney to remove all Confederate statues on city land.
The Maury statue, unveiled in 1929, depicts Maury seated in a chair with a large globe above him.
It was the last of five Confederate monuments erected on Richmond’s famed Monument Avenue.
Maury headed the coast, harbor and river defenses for the Confederate Navy.