Confederate monument removed from Madison cemetery
MADISON, Wis. — Madison officials have removed a century-old Confederate monument from a cemetery and donated the marker to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Madison Parks Superintendent Eric Knepp told the Wisconsin State Journal that the large, stone monument listing the names of buried Confederate soldiers was recently removed from Forest Hill Cemetery. The marker used to sit in a section of the cemetery known as Confederate Rest, but it’s now being held in crates at the State Archive Preservation Facility.
“There are no current plans for its exhibition either now or in the near future,” said Michael Telzrow, director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. “It’s highly unlikely that it would ever be permanently displayed.”