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The fight over removing Florida's oldest Civil War monument

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — The descendants of fallen Confederate soldiers have filed a lawsuit asking St. Augustine city officials to hold off on removing a Confederate monument, worrying the historic relic might be damaged in the process. The 30-foot tall relic is the oldest Civil War monument in the state and stands in an area designated as a national historic landmark. It lists the names of fallen soldiers was placed in Plaza de La Constitution in 1879. The lawsuit wants the city to wait until the Historic Architectural Review Board can evaluate the process. A judge recently dismissed a separate lawsuit seeking to stop the city from moving the monument at all.

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