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Virginia contends with Confederate names on side streets

 

August 8, 2021



McLEAN, Va. (AP) — It came as a surprise to Mottrom Drive resident Beau Fitzpatrick that he lives on a street named for a Confederate soldier.

"Really? I always assumed it was named for an apple, or apple juice," he said, referring to the Mott's brand of apple products.

In fact the street in McLean, Virginia, not far from the nation's capital, is named for Mottrom Dulany Ball, a captain in the Fairfax cavalry who was among the first Confederate officers taken prisoner in the Civil War. He became a Republican after the war and later a founding father of Alaska.

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