Workers dismantling a statue of the President of the Confederate States of America (CSA) Jefferson Davis from the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky’s capital on Saturday, June 13, discovered unexpected artifacts hidden inside the pedestal of the statue. It is reported by the New York Post.
Inside the Davis statue was found a bottle of Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and a copy of the State Journal of October 20, 1936, on which the statue was erected. One local report said that the bottle might contain a sheet of paper, but others said the vessel was empty.
Earlier, the State History Commission overwhelmingly supported the decision to dismantle the monument to the Confederate leader. Davis, a former US senator who died in 1889, was the first and only president of the United States. His statue should be moved to the state park in Fairview (Kentucky), the homeland of Davis.
The Confederation (Confederate States of America) existed from 1861 to 1865. It was formed after 13 southern slave states withdrew from the United States of America, opposing them during the Civil War of 1861-1865. The Confederation lost the war, and its constituent states were captured by the US military, and then reintegrated into their composition. Despite this, in the southern states remained some symbols of the Confederates. Many Americans consider this a manifestation of racism, but supporters of the preservation of symbols and names relating to the Confederates say that this is an integral part of US history.