Memphis Mayor Literally Wants To Dig Up Confederate General And Remove Him From City Park

Written by on July 8, 2015

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has called for the removal of the monument statue and grave site of Confederate General and once Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest, from the city park.

The Mayor believes that Nathan Bedford Forrest wanted to be buried somewhere else in the beginning.

Wharton's belief comes from Forrest's own will and testament which states he wanted his self and wife to both be buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

The city created the Forrest Park in 1904 and moved the bodies to the park in the city.

Shortly after the Mayor's announcement, the Memphis City Council returned with an approval of now moving the bodies back to Elmwood Cemetery.


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