While removing a statue of Jefferson Davis, the confederate President with civil War slavery, from the Capitol building in Kentucky, workers found a bottle of bourbon hidden in the 1936 memorial, the New York Post reported.
Earlier, the Kentucky Historical Heritage Advisory Board voted almost unanimously in favor of removing the statue. Protests over the death of An African American, George Freud, at the hands of police across the US led to a wave of spontaneous removal of statues commemorating the Confederacy during the Civil War, including that of Davis in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy at the time.
In addition to a pure bottle of Glenmore Kentucky Bourbon, the statue contains a copy of the Daily Nation, published on October 20, 1936, the day the statue was installed.
During the American Civil War of 1861-1865, the slave-holding Southern states seceded from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (CSA). The civil War ended with the victory of the North and the restoration of the United States’ former borders. Slaves were freed, although until the 1960s, the actual status of African Americans remained inferior in many states.
Jefferson Davis was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.