September 13, 2013, by Stephanie Scurlock
(Memphis) Vandals left their mark on a controversial statue in the heart of the city’s medical district.
The Nathan Bedford Forrest statue, located off Union Avenue, has been in the middle of a heated battle since the city removed a marker and renamed the park.
A city employee had his hands full cleaning up the statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Late Thursday night or early Friday, someone poured bright red paint on the side and sprawled graffiti on it.
“It’s just a shame they don’t have anything better to do or have more respect for historical items or city property or other people’s property,” said Lee Millar, Sons of Confederate Veterans.