Tag Archives: Alice Whiting Waterman

Maybe now the dead Confederates will be left to rest in peace

Catching up with history We think the Madison Council will move on Sorry to break this to you, but Blaska does not possess every super power. Yes, he has the amazing ability to look into the past. He possesses an … Continue reading

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Confederate Rest stone is ‘too big’ for Stu Levitan; it’s got to go

We’ll see you at 5 this afternoon (07-23-18) in Room 351 of the City County Bldg on Martin Luther Drive. That’s when the Landmark Commission meets.  Your stones are too small, Stu Say it ain’t so, Stu Levitan So the … Continue reading

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Will government’s guardians of history overturn Madison alders’ grave desecration?

Could the feds take over Confederate Rest? It ain’t over ‘till it’s over — this being The Emerald City. We last reported that the all-powerful (perhaps too powerful) Landmarks Commission would need to weigh in once again on the shameful … Continue reading

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You’re invited for punch and munchies after Confederate Rest removal ceremony

More likely to be spirited away in the dead of night It seemed like a reasonable question. Would Madison city government hold a ceremony when the forklift yanks the memorial stone from Confederate Rest cemetery?  Mayor Soglin at the controls. … Continue reading

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Striking the Confederate Rest stone is cheap moral preening

Madison’s Me-Too movement The board of directors here at the Blaska Policy Werkes unceremoniously demoted the chief fact-checker here at the Manor, stripped off his epaulets, and canceled his subscription to Guns and Garden magazine. For the first time in … Continue reading

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Two Union veterans unveiled the Confederates Rest cenotaph

David Muskat over at Historic Madison has uncovered the newspaper story advancing the June 15, 1906 unveiling of the cenotaph (or monument) at Confederate Rest. You will note that two Union veterans unveiled the cenotaph, Captain Hugh Lewis (whom we know lost … Continue reading

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