Police investigating further damage to Confederate statues

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- More damage has been done to two Confederate monuments in downtown Charlottesville.

The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating and says the stone bases of both the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee statues were damaged either Sunday night or Monday morning.

The two images attached to this story show the sword held in by the male angel figure on the Jackson statue.

Someone has also taped a sign reading "1619" over the no trespassing sign next to the statue.

That date references the first time enslaved Africans arrived in what was then the English colony of Virginia.

Police say officers responded to the Jackson statue just after 8 a.m. Monday for a report of vandalism.

A few hours later, officers were also called for a similar report at the Lee statue.

Both the Jackson and Lee statues have been vandalized multiple times, mostly with spray paint.

This image from CBS19 News' video from Sept. 19, 2019 shows the original damage to the sword on the base of the Stonewall Jackson statue in downtown Charlottesville.

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