- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood Cemetery is seeking donations to offset the costs associated with the recent vandalism of nine monuments in a section where numerous Confederate Army officers are buried.

The News & Observer of Raleigh (https://bit.ly/1JvMOg4 ) reports the cemetery is asking for the public’s help to fund the restoration costs after vandals caused an estimated $23,000 in damage last week by spray-painting words such as “slavery” and “white supremacist” on the markers.

A plaque and marker dedicated to the crew of the CSS H.L. Hunley, a Confederate submarine sunk off Charleston, had the words “not heroes” painted across its back.

As of early Thursday, the cemetery had raised over $6,300 on crowdrise.com to help restore the markers. Donations may also be mailed directly to Oakwood Cemetery.

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Information from: The News & Observer, https://www.newsobserver.com


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