Cape Girardeau installs statue honoring black Civil War soldiers

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Screen capture of Cape Girardeau Civil War statue installed this week.

Screen capture of Cape Girardeau Civil War statue installed this week.

CAPE GIRARDEAU — A new statue honoring black soldiers, especially those who fought in the Civil War, was installed this week in Cape Girardeau.

TV station KFVS reported the statue was installed after the city received money from a grant and local and private donors.

The statue is located in Ivers Square near the Common Pleas Courthouse in downtown Cape Girardeau.

The dedication is on Saturday, June 8.

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