- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The National Park Service is actively working to remove paint that was poured and sprayed on the Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

The vandalism happened overnight and was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

“Vandals poured a large quantity of white paint on three of the four sides of the polished granite base, and ‘Dead!!!’ was painted in gold spray paint,” the federal agency said in a statement. “Preservation experts have started to remove the paint from the monument, and are assessing the best methods to remove remaining paint, oils and residue.”

Law enforcement park rangers are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 301-714-2235.

The monument itself was erected in 1940 at the site where Jackson first received the nickname “Stonewall,” at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861.

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