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Indianapolis might move Confederate monument from city park

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Officials in Indianapolis are considering whether to move from a city park a monument commemorating the deaths of Confederate soldiers at a Civil War prisoner camp in Indiana.

The 35-foot granite tower was moved to Garfield Park in 1928 from its original site marking the mass grave of those who died while held at Camp Morton. It has no statues but has plaques listing the names of 1,616 prisoners.

City-County Council President Maggie Lewis says while the monument may be less offensive than others, its location merits a conversation.

Indy Parks director Linda Broadfoot says she'll explore options for moving the monument and giving it historical context.

The discussion comes as cities nationwide are removing Confederacy-related monuments following last weekend's deadly confrontations at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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