When the city of New Orleans had a century-old memorial to Jefferson Davis torn down before daybreak Thursday, a crowd of the Confederate leader's sympathizers stood by, chanting: “President Davis! President Davis!”
A man adorned with rebel flags buried his face in his hand as the statue of Davis, the man who stands for the South's lost cause, was hauled away by crane and truck.
Presumably, empathizers will also stand vigil if New Orleans carries out its threat to remove the city's other rebel monuments — one of them a statue of one of his generals, P.G.T. Beauregard.