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Community honors de Kalb with statue unveiling
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Sculptor Maria J. Kirby-Smith (right) and her business partner, Lynda Solansky, stand at the statue of Baron Johann de Kalb that Kirby-Smith created following Sunday’s unveiling at the recently opened Revolutionary War Visitors Center. The statue was commissioned by historian and author John Beakes, of Maryland, who wrote what is considered by many to be the definitive biography on de Kalb. (Martin L. Cahn/C-I)
Hundreds of people attended two events on Sunday afternoon to honor German Maj. Gen. Baron Johann de Kalb, who fought for Colonial forces during and died as a result of the Battle of Camden during the American Revolutionary War.