Confederate statues moved to Lexington Cemetery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The city has moved the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge to the Lexington Cemetery. They were originally at the old Fayette County Courthouse.

The city released a statement on the moving of the statues.

“Today we are doing exactly what we said we would do. The statues of John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge were moved out of storage this afternoon to The Lexington Cemetery. The statues are mounted on granite bases we installed this evening. Tomorrow, the Cemetery will open as usual at 8 a.m. Visitors will be able to view the Morgan and Breckinridge statues in a respectful place where people can learn more about Civil War history. Both men are buried at the Cemetery, along with many Confederate and Union soldiers.”

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