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There are 10 posts named after Confederates. Should the Army re-name them?

Army posts named after Confederates

As local governments and college campuses take down more and more monuments to Confederate heroes, eyes are turning to the military — particularly the Army, which has 10 installations named after Confederate officers.

The discussion has surfaced periodically throughout the years, most recently following a racially motivated church shooting in 2015, when a Pentagon official told CNN that there had been no moves to change any post names.

The Army posts named for Confederates are Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Pickett, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Rucker and Camp Beauregard.

Meanwhile, the Navy has three ships named after Confederates.

play_circle_filled The guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville is named after the greatest Civil War victory of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. It is one of at least five Navy ships named after icons of the Civil War South (MC1 Peter Burghart/Navy).
Meet the Navy ships named in honor of the Confederacy

The Navy has a history of naming ships after icons of the Confederacy. Such honorifics have turned contentious, most recently in the fatal protests last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

So, Army Times wants to know: Do you think it’s time to re-brand the Army’s Confederate namesakes?

Military bases named after Confederate members

As local governments and college campuses take down more and more monuments to Confederate heroes, eyes are turning to the military — particularly the Army, which has 10 installations named after Confederate officers.
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