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Louisville monument honoring former Confederate officer vandalized

John Breckinridge Castleman statue. (Source: Shalon Pettibone) John Breckinridge Castleman statue. (Source: Shalon Pettibone)
John Breckinridge Castleman statue. (Source: Shalon Pettibone) John Breckinridge Castleman statue. (Source: Shalon Pettibone)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A statue in Louisville honoring a former Confederate officer was vandalized over the weekend. 

Someone threw orange paint over the John B. Castleman Monument, which is located off of Cherokee Parkway and Cherokee Road. 

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Castleman served as a Confederate officer during the Civil War. He later joined the US Army and led the Louisville Legion.

He was also a notable landowner and businessman in Louisville. 

The statue was erected in 1913.

It is unknown exactly when the vandalism took place. 

WAVE 3 News has reached out to LMPD but they have not released if the incident is being investigated. 

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