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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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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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Veteran of Wisconsin’s Iron Brigade asked former Confederates to fund monument at Forest Hills

After the death of Alice Whiting Waterman in 1897, Madison resident Hugh M. Lewis, who had been a captain in Company A of Wisconsin’s famed Iron Brigade, appealed to his Southern counterparts in Washington D.C., to raise money for a … Continue reading

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Madison alders erase history

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

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Union soldiers helped dedicate the Confederate Rest monument

Your Humble Squire shared his wisdom with three Madison agencies meeting jointly Tuesday night over the Confederate Rest monument issue at Forest Hill Cemetery. Those being the Park Commissioners, Landmark Commission, and Equal Opportunity Commission. They will ultimately decide the … Continue reading

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