In the wake of a national furor over Confederate monuments around the country, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation is working with the Massachusetts Historical Commission to determine what to do with the state’s only Confederate memorial, located near Fort Warren on Georges Island.
The headstone, erected in 1963, commemorates 13 Confederate soldiers who died while imprisoned at Fort Warren. The memorial has been boarded up since June 16, according to Troy Wall, spokesman for DCR.
In June, DCR Commissioner Leo Roy sent a letter to the Massachusetts Historical Commission seeking guidance about the removal. The agency responded in July and requested that the DCR to submit a form with preferred alternatives, removal techniques, and other options their agency was considering for the historical commission to review.