Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen

Lexington Cemetery was common ground during Civil War. Can it be again?

Since the first Civil War soldier was buried there Sept. 11, 1861, the city’s historic cemetery has peacefully held graves and memorials to both North and South. On Monday the Cemetery’s trustees will meet to consider a request by Mayor Jim Gray to allow two controversial Confederate monuments to be moved from the old courthouse grounds to Lexington’s common ground.