Press release from Buncombe County:
On June 16, 2020, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners passed a joint resolution. The resolution, in part, states “Request is hereby made to the United Daughters of the Confederacy to immediately remove the two Confederate monuments located at the Buncombe County Courthouse and Pack Square Park. The City further requests that it receive from the United Daughters of the Confederacy its intent to remove the monument within 30 days, and that said removal is completed within 90 days. If the intent to remove is not received or the removal is not completed within the specified timeframes from the date of full adoption of this resolution, then the City of Asheville and Buncombe County shall take action to remove the monuments.”
The 60th Regiment / Battle of Chickamauga monument was removed from County property this morning, July 14, 2020. The work was done prior to the morning rush hour in the interest of public safety for this heavily trafficked area.