Tag Archives: Paul Soglin

Don’t know much about (police) history

Their minds are closed; don’t confuse them with facts The Madison Common Council did something good Tuesday 05-15-18 and they will get some credit for it: they expressed their appreciation for police during National Police Week. Unanimously. (Their resolution.) Mayor … 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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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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Charleston remembers Confederates and rebellious slaves

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

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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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Paul Soglin steps to the plate and puts one in the stands

‘Madison police — that’s who we want responding’ All due credit to Mayor Paul Soglin. He spoke profoundly in support of Madison police before a driftwood city council and the need for 8 more patrol officers, in particular. It was … Continue reading

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