The last Confederate War memorial in Massachusetts will be removed in the coming days.

The statue, which sits outside Fort Warren on Georges Island, is dedicated to the memory of imprisoned Confederate soldiers. It was boarded up in June, amid a national debate about whether such monuments are appropriate.

Officials say the statue will moved over Columbus Day weekend to the state archives at the University of Massachusetts Boston. It will not be publicly displayed.

Adam Reilly brought us the full history of the monument in June.