Tag Archives: Confederate Rest

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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Tell the 14 Madison alders how much you appreciate their historical cleansing

We present to you the 14 alders who voted May 1, 2018 to uproot the memorial stone commissioned by Madison’s veterans of the Union cause in the Civil War. Men who shed their own blood to fight slavery and preserve … 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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Madison Ald. Matt Phair: ‘Whatever’

Ald. Phair’s virtue is far superior to the one-armed veterans of the Union cause who shed blood so that all Americans could be free A Madison citizen e-mailed Ald. Matt Phair, urging that the memorial stone to the Madison woman who cared … Continue reading

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Confederate Rest memorial stone meant to heal wounds of Civil War

The band played ‘Dixie’ as Confederate POWs were marched to Camp Randall What a spectacle it must have been that Sunday, April 20, 1862! The Civil War had been raging for a full year, Wisconsin boys had mustered out of Camp Randall … Continue reading

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