confederate soldier

June 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Pushes to Change Streets Named After Confederates

The Montgomery County Council is asking the county to rename all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederates.  “When we name a street or a building, we are not merely reflecting history. We are using our public funding and assets to bestow a high honor. These public tributes should appropriately reflect […]

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July 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Confederate Statue Removed from Red Brick Courthouse Grounds (VIDEO)

Work crews used a crane Saturday morning to lift a statue of a Confederate soldier from a bed of pachysandra over the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville and onto the back of a waiting flatbed truck. David Dise, director of the Department of General Services, provides some details about the project: The statue has been […]

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February 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Statue Nobody Wants Had Little Luck on Craigslist

Need a statue of a Civil War soldier? Check Craigslist. For more than a year, the county has been trying to find a place to locate a statue of a Confederate Civil War soldier that has stood outside the Rockville Red Brick Courthouse since it was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in […]

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December 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Confederate Soldier Statue on Historic District Commission Agenda This Week

The Confederate soldier monument still sits outside the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville as local officials continue to talk about moving it to a new location. The discussion will resume on Dec. 17th as the statue is one of the items on the Rockville Historic District Commission’s (HDC) agenda . County officials are requesting a Certificate […]

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September 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

The Latest on the Confederate Soldier Statue (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal says that County Executive Ike Leggett will determine the future site of the Confederate soldier statue. Just last week, the Rockville Historic District Commission granted the county approval to move the statue from its location in front of the Red Brick Courthouse. Take a […]

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September 17, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Confederate Soldier Statue on Historic District Commission Agenda Tonight

We may learn more about the future of the Confederate Soldier Statue at tonight’s Historic District Commission in Rockville. Montgomery County officials are asking that the statue be relocated from its current location next to the Red Brick Courthouse in downtown Rockville. The agenda item is listed at 7:45 p.m. and the point person for […]

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August 31, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s the first day back to school for more than 156,000 students in Montgomery County and local police are reminding all of us to be safe. Send us your #backtoschool photos at and we will post them on our website. […]

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August 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Boxes In Confederate Soldier Statue “to Protect it from Vandalism” (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County officials have taken measures to protect the Confederate soldier statue from future incidents of graffiti and vandalism. On Friday, July 31st, the statue was enclosed by a wooden structure. David Dise, general services director of Montgomery County, said the wood box was installed around the statue “to protect it from vandalism until it […]

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July 28, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Working Group Meets over Future of Confederate Statue

A working group comprised of six private citizens is making recommendations to the county council over the future of the controversial Confederate soldier statue in Rockville. The group represents a variety of opinions on the statue and consists of county historians and representatives from NAACP and other civic organizations. They met on Monday afternoon to […]

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July 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Residents React to Vandalism on Confederate Soldier Statue in Rockville (VIDEO)

Vandals spray painted “Black Lives Matter” at the base of the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville. The City of Rockville Police said the vandalism was reported at 8:29 a.m. on July 27. So far, no suspects have been identified. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Rockville residents share their thoughts […]

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