City-County Council Discussing Future of Confederate Memorial
INDIANAPOLIS -- Since the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Confederate monuments have become a lightning rod of controversy and outcry.
Among them is a memorial that stands in Garfield Park. The memorial commemorates the burial of 1,616 Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Morton, a Union prisoner-of-war camp that once stood in Indianapolis.
On Monday afternoon, City-County Council President Maggie A. Lewis issued the following statement about the memorial and its future in Garfield Park:
For now, the Confederate memorial will remain in Garfield Park. Where it goes--and when it goes--from there, is uncertain.
(Photo by C.J. Miller/WIBC.)