Watch: Crews remove Confederate statue from park in Orlando, Florida

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The 106-year-old statue, nicknamed "Johnny Reb," was moved from East Central Boulevard and South Magnolia Avenue to the park in 1917 because the monument posed a traffic hazard.

The statue will be re-erected in the city's historic Greenwood Cemetery in a section where Confederate veterans are buried.

A time capsule was found in the disassembled statue. It was taken to Orlando City Hall, where it was deposited into the city clerk's vault.

It's unknown what the capsule contains.

The city will build a base and reassemble the memorial in a process that is expected to last about six weeks.

The cemetery also has sections dedicated to Union veterans, and veterans of the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

The Orlando City Council in 1893 -- 28 years after the end of the Civil War -- approved a 50-foot Confederate section of the cemetery. An equally sized parcel was approved for Union veterans.

The first of 37 Confederate veterans was buried in the section in 1901.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer decided to relocate the statue after a blogger said the memorial was a symbol of racism.

More than 50 city and county streets, roads, lakes and neighborhoods bear Confederate tributes.

Six other Confederate monuments stand in Central Florida.

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