(Lt Col collar insignia, CSA)
"There are 10 major U.S. military bases named in honor of Confederate military leaders, all in former Confederate States:
- Camp Beauregard (1917), near Pineville, Louisiana, a Louisiana National Guard installation named for Louisiana native and Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
- Fort Benning (1917), near Columbus, Georgia, named after Henry L. Benning, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army
- Fort Bragg (1918), in North Carolina, named for Confederate General Braxton Bragg
- Fort Gordon (1917), near Grovetown, Georgia, named in honor of John Brown Gordon, who was a major general in the Confederate army
- Fort A.P. Hill (1941), near Bowling Green, Virginia, named for Virginia native and Confederate Lieutenant General A. P. Hill
- Fort Hood (1942), in Killeen, Texas, named after Confederate General John Bell Hood, who is best known for commanding the Texas Brigade during the American Civil War
- Fort Lee (1917), in Prince George County, Virginia, named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee
- Fort Pickett (1942), near Blackstone, Virginia, a Virginia National Guard installation named for Confederate General George Pickett
- Fort Polk (1941), near Leesville, Louisiana, named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk, an Episcopal Bishop and Confederate General
- Fort Rucker (1942), in Dale County, Alabama, named for Edmund Rucker, a colonel appointed acting brigadier general in November 1864, but whose promotion went unconfirmed by the Confederate Congress (disbanded March 18, 1865)
Other installations are:
- Camp Maxey, near Paris, Texas, a Texas National Guard installation named after Confederate Brigadier General Samuel B. Maxey
- Camp Pendleton, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a Virginia National Guard installation named after Confederate Brigadier General William N. Pendleton" wiki
The National Defense Authorization Act, passed over Trump's veto requires the re-naming of these posts.
These posts were all named for Confederate soldiers in the WW1 period in the hope of attracting Southern support for the war.
The two named for Episcopal clergymen seem droll in the light of current denunciation. Parson Pendleton was the rector of the Episcopal Church in Lexington, Virginia. In confederate service he was RE Lee's chief of artillery, having been a gunner before he left the US Army long before. He is buried in the town cemetery at Lexington next to his son Lt. Col. Alexander (Sandy) Pendleton, CSA, KIA at Fisher's Hill in 1864.
So, these posts are now available for "cleansing" through re-naming. They can be named for Union soldiers or politicians, noble causes and events, etc. Offer your suggestions. pl