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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 43° 3.894′ Touch for map. The marker was located just to the southeast of the Mausoleum in section 22 of Forest Hill Cemetery. Marker was 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 location. Forest Hill Cemetery & Effigy Mound Group (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Former Greenbush Cemetery Burials (approx. ¼ mile 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); Indian Bird Effigy Mound (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,
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. (Submitted on April 14, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
4. Confederate monument ordered removed. (Submitted on August 17, 2017, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,622 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.