Civil War monument

The Civil War monument along the Savannah Road was defaced with spray paint and filthy language June 8. The Davis County Sheriff’s office welcomes information from the public to assist in locating the offenders. 

Davis County may not have experienced the recent demonstrations and marches prevalent throughout much of the country in early June during the “Black Lives Matter” movement, but it did experience one incident of vandalism to a historic monument.

Davis County’s Civil War Monument alongside the Savannah Road south of Bloomfield was damaged during the early morning hours of June 8.

The stones and plaque commemorating the northernmost incursion of Civil War guerrilla raiders was spray-painted with graffiti, and the Third National Confederate Flag flown above the monument was cut down and stolen.

Sheriff Davis Davis said there are no leads and no evidence at this time leading to the culprits. “I’m hopeful someone will brag about this incident and we can discover who did it,” he said.

Davis is asking anyone with any knowledge of the incident to contact the Davis County Sheriff’s Department at 664-2385. “The informant may remain anonymous,” he said.

Nancy Clancy of the Guerrilla Raid Association said the monument was cleaned up later that morning, but nearly $100 had to be spent on cleaning supplies, and a replacement flag cost $46.50.