Massachusetts Will Remove State’s Only Confederate Memorial

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts officials will remove the state’s only Confederate memorial after this weekend.

The fate of the monument, which is located at Fort Warren on Georges Island, was up to the federal government because it is considered a National Historic Landmark.

It was on full display until June, when the monument was boarded up until a final decision could be made.

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Confederate monument on Georges Island (WBZ-TV)

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s office confirmed to WBZ-TV on Tuesday that the marker will be placed into storage at the Massachusetts Archives following Columbus Day weekend.

The monument will be held in storage until it is returned to the group that built it on Georges Island.

Commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1963, the memorial features the names of 13 Confederate soldiers who died during their imprisonment at Fort Warren.

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  1. Kenneth Williams says:

    Unbelievable everybody giving into the Black’s now there is no more history, an that sucks

  2. Perhaps we should destroy all the memorials to the Union soldiers who died and are buried in the South…….but then, who would want to be so petty?

  3. So Yankees kill our brothers and fathers unjustly and inhumanely while they are captives and now they want to wipe that history away. This is the very essence of cowardice. Orwell would not be surprised.

  4. So Yankees kill our brothers and fathers unjustly and inhumanely while they are captives and now they want to wipe that history away. This is the very essence of cowardice. Orwell would not be surprised. Disgusting.

  5. David Gass says:

    How petty and totally wrong to remove a memorial to brave veterans who died in captivity. Imagine the French removing the American flag from the cemeteries in Normandy. What an insult and shame on Massachussetts. Behaving like heathens.

  6. This is an utterly reprehensible action, and it bespeaks to a political and moral NADIR of liberals across America, especially Massachusetts.

    This is a simple monument to Confederate prisoners of war who died in the Bay State. This is not a grandiose, romanticized monument of Jeff Davis on horseback, or some other “Lost Cause” statue. One could understand the removal of the latter statuary. But to remove a humble monument to dead POWs during America’s most bloody, divisive conflict- I am speechless.

    Nothing, absolutely nothing is sacred to the Left.

  7. Mike Stelzel says:

    Absolutely absurd. A monument to the dead, who by the ,died mostly likely due to the ill treatment of their captors. It’s not even PC it’s pandering.

  8. Since all of the comments seem to agree that the memorial to dead POW’s shouldn’t be removed, it’s too bad you had no way to voice your concerns. The governments of these cities and counties just do what they want to do, with hardly any input from the community.

  9. It is a Death Memorial! Is nothing Sacred among those calling themselves Liberal?

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