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Monument to Confederate officer defaced in Mid-City

Tuesday's vandalism was not the first time the statue has been defaced

NEW ORLEANS – A memorial to a Confederate officer in Mid-City was vandalized a little more than a year after the first of four Confederate monuments were removed.

Vandals wrapped a white cloth around the bust of Col. Charles Didier Dreux and spray-painted vulgarities on the monument's base.

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The concrete bust of Dreux, on North Jefferson Davis Parkway across Canal Street from where the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis once stood, honors the first Louisiana Confederate field officer to be killed in the Civil War.

Tuesday’s vandalism was not the first time the statue has been defaced. Last year, vandals chiseled off the nose of from the statue and sprayed red paint on the bust.

READ MORE: Nose chiseled off face of Confederate officer's monument