According to Durham's local news reporter Derrick Q. Lewis, the statue has been outside the old Durham County Courthouse since 1924. Engraved on the statue are the words โ€œThe Confederate States of America,โ€ according to local CBS affiliate WNCN. Above the words "is a statue representing a soldier who fought in the civil war." Here are before and after pics of it:

Another angle shows how they did it:

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