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Antietam Off The Beaten Path: 10 reviews and 23 photos
the general lee statue is located near the newcomer house in the eastern part of the antietam battlefield park. this modern statue was sculpted in 2003. william chaney, the owner of the newcomer house at the time commissioned this statue because only four of the one hundred and four monuments in the park are confederate monuments. chaney who was a decendant of general lee said "i thought that the park needed a little evening up". the save historic antietam foundation (SHAF) brought suit to take the statue down because it is located in the middle of the former union lines. the park now has a moratorium barring new monuments in the park. as of november 2011 this impressive statue of general lee still stands.
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