Monday, July 23, 2018

Forest Hill Cemetery history lesson (chapter 2: Confederate Rest)

Photos by Retiring Giuy

Related links:
Madison in 100 objects: Confederate soldier's tombstone.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/22/2014)
Reconciliation, not hateConfederate Rest, unlike its controversial monuments, was a unifying force.  (Isthmus, 8/31/2017)
Camp Randall, Alice Waterman, and the Culture of Death: Madison's Steps to Reconnection.  (Minds @ UW)
Confederate Soldiers Buried in Confederate Rest Lists.   From “The Boys At Forest Hill” by James R. Heberling. (Southern Cemeteries)
Confederate Rest.  (Wisconsin Historical Markers)

Headline chronology:
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin orders removal of Confederate monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/18/2017)
Mayor Paul Soglin’s Statement and Historical Perspective of Confederate Monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery.  (City of Madison, 9/21/2017)
City to decide fate of two Confederate monuments in Madison cemetery. (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/29/2018)
Public Debates Fate Of Confederate Monuments In Madison.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 1/30/2018)
Madison officials need to make timely, correct decision regarding Confederate monuments.  (Badger Herald, 2/20/2018)
Madison City Council votes to remove Confederate monument at Forest Hill Cemetery.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/11/2018)
What would Abe do about the Confederate monument?  (Isthmus, 5/11/2018)
Madison [Landmarks] commission to rule if Confederate monument can be removed from Forest Hill Cemetery.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/22/2018)
Madison commission punts on whether to remove Confederate monument.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/22/2018)

The book of Forest Hill Cemetery:
Chapter 1 (introduction).  (7/23/2018)

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