Confederate Statue at Red Brick Courthouse (1913-2017)
Donated in 1913 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, this statue depicts a Confederate cavalryman with the inscription "To Our Heroes of Montgomery County Maryland: That We Through Life May Not Forget to Love the Thin Gray Line." It stood for over a century beside Rockville's Red Brick Courthouse. The 20-foot high, 13-ton statue was removed by crane in July 2017 and will be relocated to White's Ferry, remaining in Montgomery County but no longer on public, county-owned land.
Backstory and Context
Lefrak, Mikaela. "Montgomery County Moves Confederate Statue From Rockville To Private Land." WAMU, American University Radio. July 25, 2017. Accessed August 25, 2017. http://wamu.org/story/17/07/25/montgomery-county-moves-Confederate-statue-private-land/.
Metcalf, Andrew. "Rockville Confederate Statue Removed." Bethesda Magazine. July 24, 2017. Accessed August 25, 2017. http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Rockville-Confederate-Statue-Removed/.