Goodbye, Dave Wiganowski
Honor Madison’s history
The stone was the first permanent record naming the 140 southern POWS who died in Madison in 1862 and were buried in a potters field. The monument honors the Madison resident who tended those graves and enlisted in her efforts the first two post-Civil War governors, Generals Lucius Fairchild (who lost an arm in battle) and Cadwallader Washburn, who fought with Grant at Vicksburg.
The inscription at its base reads: “Erected in loving memory by United Daughters of Confederacy to Alice Whiting Waterman and her boys.” That’s it. No rewrite of history. No lost cause nostalgia. No justification for slavery.
Tell the Madison Council before it meets on Tuesday, May 1 not to dishonor the Civil War veterans on both sides who buried their hatred on this northern soil.
Contact your alders to save the monument
By any means necessary
Victor Davis Hanson in National Review
Robert Mueller and his “dream team” were long ago supposed to have discovered proof of Trump’s collusion with Russia. A year later, they have found nothing much to do with this mandate. Then the alternative scent was obstruction of justice. Then the chase took another detour to follow some sort of fraud or racketeering. Now the FBI is reduced to raiding Trump’s lawyer in an effort to root out the real story on Stormy Daniels.
… As FBI director, James Comey leaked confidential memos, lied to Congress, misled a FISA court, admitted that he based his handling of the Clinton-email investigation on the assumption she’d win the presidency, misinformed the president about the status of his investigation. And the now-former director book-tours the country slamming Trump hourly on the assumption that he would certainly not be former, if only his prior obsequious efforts to appease Trump had saved his job.
Discriminated against because he’s a “nonhuman animal.”
We’ve been warned
ALCU to become partisan social justice warriors
“Can the ACLU Remake Itself as a Mass Movement for Progressive Change? Through a new People Power initiative, the country’s oldest civil-liberties organization wants to go beyond the courts—and into the streets.” — according to The Nation.
Tuesday, May 1 — 6:30 p.m. Madison Common Council. Reconsideration of Memorial stone to Alice Whiting Waterman “and her boys.”
Wednesday, May 16, 2 to 4 p.m. Police appreciation cookout, West Precinct Station, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Madison.
Madison Council exec committee named
Tag Archives: Alice Whiting Waterman
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
Madison should rename Wilson Street For 112 years, a large stone monument has stood at the entrance to Confederates Rest, in Madison’s Forest Hill Cemetery. In its long history, the stone was garlanded by aging survivors of the horrors of … Continue reading
Monument to leader of a slave rebellion is located in a park named after a secessionist and Lost Cause progenitor Amtrak is building a new, multi-modal passenger station in North Charleston, S.C. We thought it odd that the current train … Continue reading