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Intersection: Greenwood Cemetery’s Confederate Section

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A civil war era cannon was recently moved to the Confederate section of Greenwood Cemetery. The city of Orlando wants to move the "Johnny Reb" statue there too. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Last March a cannon that had stood outside the former Robert E. Lee Middle School was moved to Greenwood Cemetery. Now the cemetery might be getting a confederate monument to go with it.

We visit a corner of Greenwood that honors the Civil War dead from the Confederate army and talk to Sexton Don Price about the history of the cemetery. 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »