Confederate monument, Yankee town

Almost every Virginia county has a monument to Confederate war dead, and most of them are located in the county seat, at or near the courthouse.

Accomack County has a Confederate monument, but it is not at the county seat. It stands, instead, six miles from the courthouse in a town that did not exist during the Civil War -- a town that was, in fact, founded by Yankees.

This curious circumstance is the result of two movements, one national, the other local....

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