There is a tremendous amount of American Civil War “history” available to view and photograph in Virginia and North Carolina. Here are two examples I found in Yancyville, NC. One problem I have found when making photos of memorial statues is that it’s very hard to get the entire form into the composition without having a lot of distracting items in the background, like electric lines, buildings, etc. So I sacrifice the full figure for only a portion, using a telephoto lens. Nice when you have puffy clouds. Find a typical county courthouse in North Carolina and Virginia and I bet you will find at least one memorial to those who fought and died in various wars. Very appropriate in my view.