Madison’s Confederate Memorials

This 1981 memorial at Forest Hill Cemetery was removed August 16, 2017. (Patrick Mack/Wisconsin State Journal)

joint Common Council committee meeting will be held on January 30 to consider the future disposition of the memorials.

The 1906 United Daughters of the Confederacy Monument (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal)

1 “Madison Mayor Paul Soglin orders removal of Confederate monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery,” Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, Aug 18, 2017
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4 “Battle of Island Number Ten,” Wikipedia, retrieved 01/10/18
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8 “1906 in the United States,” Wikipedia, retrieved 01/11/18
9 “Murder of Michael Donald,” Wikipedia, retrieved 01/10/18
10 “Madison’s uncivil Civil War”, Stu Levitan, Isthmus, June 30, 2011
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17 Forest Hill Cemetery Rules & Regulations, Board of Park Commissioners, City of Madison, May 10, 2017