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 fate of two memorial stones erected there, one of which Mayor Soglin unilaterally had removed last summer.

The joint meeting attracted maybe 60 people to Warner Park Community Recreation Center, at 1625 Northport Drive, Tuesday night (1-30-18) — most of whom spoke in favor of keeping the large monument erected in 1906.

Sept 8, 1937 Well into his 90s, Union Civil War veteran C. H. William Ruhe lays a wreath at the Confederates Rest monument in the G.A.R. encampment of 1937. — Wisconsin State Journal, 8 September 1937

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