Confederate monument removed from Buncombe County courthouse

The 60th Regiment / Battle of Chickamauga Confederate monument outside the Buncombe County Courthouse was removed on July 14, 2020. (Photo: WLOS Staff)

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — Workers have removed a Confederate monument that stands outside a county courthouse in the western North Carolina city of Asheville.

The Citizen-Times reports that the monument was taken down Tuesday morning.

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The monument outside the Buncombe County courthouse honored the 60th Regiment and Battle of Chickamauga.

The city of Asheville recently took down a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stood downtown.

County and city officials have also called for the creation of a task force to come up with a plan for a monument that honors Zebulon Vance.

He was a Buncombe a North Carolina governor during the Civil War.

The Vance monument stands in downtown Asheville. It was recently shrouded from view.