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'Johnny Reb' Confederate statue has new home in Florida

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Posted at 7:48 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 09:12:42-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - 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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