Durham Confederate soldiers monument vandalized

A monument honoring Confederate soldiers in the city’s Maplewood Cemetery was vandalized recently.

Cement or some type of hard substance appeared to be smeared on the top of the monument. The gray substance covered sections of the raised lettering on the bronze plaque atop the stone podium.

The monument was erected in 2014 by the Durham camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

A watch commander with the Durham Police Department said the department hadn’t been notified of the destruction as of Sunday around 4:50 p.m., and she planned to send an officer to check it out.

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