Army Bases to Keep Confederate Names


fort braggThe U.S. military said it is not considering changing the names of its posts, stations, and bases named after Confederate commanders even as states remove the Confederate flag from statehouses, license plates, and more, the Daily Beast reports.

At a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Army Gen. Steven Warren said the names of military installations are determined by each of the services and “as of now, there is no discussion of adjusting the naming policy” at the Department of Defense level. Warren said he had not heard of any services reconsidering their installation names.

There are approximately 10 Army bases named after Confederate commanders, all located in South.

The bases were named long after the Civil War, many during the height of military expansion of World War I. Perhaps the most notably of those bases is sprawling Fort Bragg, North Carolina, named after Confederate Army Gen. Braxton Bragg, who eventually became a military advisor to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Four of those generals graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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