Wednesday, April 11, 2018

City votes to remove Madison Confederate monuments

Via Greg


Two Confederate memorials at a Madison cemetery will be removed permanently.

The Madison Common Council voted Tuesday night to remove the two memorials at Forest Hill Cemetery. The monuments will be offered to the Wisconsin Historical Society or the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. If both groups do not want the memorials, they will be put in storage.

The two memorials were located at an area at Forest Hill Cemetery called Confederate Rest. 140 Confederate soldiers that died while being held prisoner at Camp Randall are buried at the cemetery.

A small monument just outside the burial section described the men as "valiant" soldiers, while a larger monument is inscribed with the names of the deceased.

A Landmark Commission's decision in March recommended removing the small plaque and keep the larger monument in place, while adding an interpretive display.


  1. Maybe, just maybe the POW/MIA folks could move these boys home someplace in Dixie and with thier memorials where they were loved. Just a thought.

    1. I could put the memorial in my graveyard here as at least it would be on Southern soil. If there could be sufficient funds raised to move it, that would be all that is required. Another thought! :) Thanks.

    2. Brock, the idea has merit. Should there be a fund to move the monuments, I will donate to it. Piss on Madison WI. I was born and raised in WI, but were Madison ever to get nuked, I would celebrate and piss on that cities ashes

    3. Thanks and I could pay to move the small one which would be better than nothing.

    4. At this time, I do not have the words to convey how I feel about this particular situation and other examples of insanity taking place in our country.

    5. Collectivists are to blame for the change of our values from the fifties until today, needless to say.

  2. Jerks! Open A REAL history book, snowflakes!