But Is It Art?
Are all those Confederate statues worth preserving as examples of public art? Let's consider one of the most popular monuments: Known as the "Silent Sentinel," "Single Soldier" or similar names, the figure tops many of the thousands of Civil War monuments to be found in more than 30 states.Estimates of Confederate monuments range between 500 and 1,000, including hundreds of the rebel version of the solitary soldier. "In Georgia, there must be one in practically every county in every town square and cemetery, and it's facing north, by the way, " said Ben Jones, a former Georgia congressman who played the role of Cooter on "The Dukes of Hazzard."
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