RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The last city-owned confederate statue will be removed on Monday, Dec. 12., despite some legal actions in the Richmond City Circuit Court.

The statue currently resides at the intersection of W. Laburnum Ave. and Hermitage Road. Before starting the removal process, the City of Richmond had to get a court order to remove the general’s remains buried underneath the statue.

A.P. Hill statue removal in Richmond
A small crowd gathers to witness the take-down of, A.P. Hill, Richmond’s last city-owned confederate statue Monday, Dec. 12 (Photo: Allie Barefoot/8News)

In September, The attorneys of Hill’s indirect descendants at the City of Richmond agreed his remains would be moved to a Culpeper cemetery, but, the final decision was not made in their favor.

The indirect descendants wanted the statue to be transferred to the Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Culpeper, but the City of Richmond wanted it donated to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Richmond. Richmond Circuit Court Judge David Eugene Cheek Sr. ruled in favor of the city.

The four indirect descendants then objected to the ruling in October. They asked the court to give them ownership of the statue and the remains. Cheek ruled against the effort in October, clearing the city to remove the statue.

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