Delay in plan to maneuver Accomplice monument to Shreveport

There’s a little delay within the motion of the Accomplice monument in entrance of the courthouse of the parish of Caddo.

Parish administrator Dr Woody Wilson mentioned 4 contractors reviewed the complete scope of the challenge and the parish solely obtained one bid. However this supply amounted to greater than $ 2 million, 4 instances the quantity deliberate by the parish to maneuver the monument. The commissioners agreed to put aside $ 500,000 to maneuver the monument to the positioning of the Nice Hill battlefield, south of Mansfield. Dr Wilson says they are going to band collectively and attempt to discover one other firm which may have the ability to come near the finances quantity.

the United Daughters of Confederation owns the monument and this feud has been happening for years.

In a press release earlier this yr, the SVP despatched this to KEEL Information

We’re saddened that our monument is moved from the parish courthouse, however it would go to a spot of honor and alongside the graves of Accomplice heroes to meet its position as a gravestone for the troopers of the parish of Caddo who’re lifeless on distant battlefields.

The authorized battle for the monument has been happening for years. Final summer season, the parish constructed a field across the monument to guard it from attainable vandalism.

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