Terry McAuliffe

Confederate monument sits in Williamsburg park

Confederate monument sits in Williamsburg park

With a renewed debate swirling around the South about Confederate monuments and their place in society, a single monument honoring Confederate soldiers sits in the city's Bicentennial Park.

The more than 20-foot-tall monument is adorned with Confederate flags and was erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy and the "citizens of Williamsburg and James City County." Built in 1908, it originally sat in Colonial Williamsburg's Palace Green, but now sits in the park off Court Street.

A violent protest in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 — involving white supremacists' chagrin at the city's plan to remove a statue honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee and...