Con­fed­er­ate mon­u­ment re­moved from Madi­son ceme­tery

The Western Star - - WORLD -

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.”

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