"We're not going to stand here whining and moaning," said Virginia engineer Todd Kiscaden.
"We're taking control of the situation and planning to maintain the circle ourselves."
referred to the Confederate Circle - located near where Yankee cavalry routed outmanned Rebel defenders under Forrest's command in the waning days of the Civil War.
engineering input is appreciated by Confederate descendants whose anger has not subsided much since last March when the bust was removed from a heavy pedestal listing Forrest's military accomplishments.
said improvements to the site honoring Forrest, who is buried in Tennessee, are slowly under way with subterranean radar equipment being used to find out if "hits" mean evidence of final resting places of Confederate troops beneath the circle.
said it's costing $6,000 for the study, but he
feels it's necessary to determine what's there and how it might affect the improvement project.
said a circular fence will be placed around the Forrest monument along with "low intensity flood lighting accompanied by surveillance cameras" attached to it.
said that by the time the new Forrest monument is put into place and other improvements are completed, the Confederate Circle will have a "new look."
"We want to enhance the entire site," he