Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
After weeks of fighting under extremely difficult conditions, they were forced to surrender. Constant fire from river gunboats and land forces made their position untenable. After surrender, they were moved to Camp Randall and when they arrived many were suffering from wounds, malnutrition and various diseases.
Within a few weeks 140 graves were filled, the last resting places for these unsung heroes, far from their homes in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Here, also, is the grave of Alice Whiting Waterman, a gracious Southern lady who devoted more than 30 years of her life caring for the graves of "her boys."
Erected 1981 by Mr. and Mrs. William Austin Huggins.
Location. 43° 3.894′ N, 89° 25.751′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Speedway Road and Regent Street, on the Touch for map. The marker is located just to the southeast of the Mausoleum in section 22 of Forest Hill Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Speedway Road, Madison WI 53705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forest Hill Cemetery & Effigy Mound Group (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Former Greenbush Cemetery Burials (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Our Beloved Sons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aldo Leopold House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bradley-Sigma Phi House (approx. half a mile away); Edgewood (approx. half a mile away); John M. Olin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hoyt Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
More about this marker. The Madison Landmarks Commission designated Forest Hill Cemetery and Effigy Mound Group as a landmark (no. 33) in 1975 (revised 1990), stating that "Forest Hill Cemetery was developed from 1857-1862 as the new city cemetery, replacing the smaller cemetery where Orton Park is today. It is one of the most intact examples of the rural cemetery movement of the 19th century, in which burials were set in a park like grounds that also served as a place for strolling, picnics and quiet recreation. The
Also see . . .
1. Camp Randall. A related marker. (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. "The Boys of Forest Hill". The band Whiskey Farm sings this song about the boys buried in Confederate Rest, and it is currently available on this web site. (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
3. Orton Park. This is one of the markers for the predecessor to Forest Hill. (Submitted on April 14, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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