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Friday, November 2, 2012

Lt. Gen. Aexander P. Stewart Statue

Lt. Gen. Aexander P. Stewart Statue

This bronze statue of Confederate General Stewart is in front of the Hamilton County Courthouse in downtown Chattanooga. It was placed here by the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1915.

There was a story about this statue that appeared in the Oct. 20, 1952 issue of Life Magazine. Apparently, a local member was upset when the bronze-turned-green statue was defaced and contacted a local judge. The judge decided to have the statue painted and went with the original bronze color paint. At first, the group members were outraged that their beloved weatherized green statue had been painted bronze, but they decided to wait to let it turn green again.

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