Community Owned. Local News. Burke County, NC.

Confederate soldier has loomed over Morganton for 105 years


Senior Reporter, THE PAPER

Posted 9/23/23

For 105 years he has stood dead center in downtown Morganton, a symbol of righteous defiance for some, and a constant reminder of brutal oppression to others. The statue of a Confederate soldier cast in bronze was placed atop an existing granite plinth in 1918...

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