Complete List of Military ‘Items’ Named for Confederacy Is More Than 750 Long


A congressionally mandated fee spent the previous yr touring to army installations, assembly with teams and sifting by means of hundreds of suggestions as a part of an effort to rename posts, ships, buildings, streets and anything the Protection Division has named in honor of the Confederacy.

All instructed, the fee is taking a look at 757 issues, based on a database posted Wednesday.

“We’ll replace the stock record in collaboration with the Division of Protection, together with its sub-agencies and the army branches, as we proceed to determine belongings inside our space of consideration,” retired Adm. Michelle Howard, chair of the Naming Fee, stated in a press launch. “This work is significant to grasp the scope and estimated value of renaming or eradicating Accomplice-named belongings, and can allow us to offer essentially the most correct report doable to Congress.”

The record’s debut follows a March 17 announcement that the fee would suggest 9 Military posts for renaming. They embrace: Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia; and Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Lee and Fort Pickett in Virginia.

Together with Virginia’s Fort Pickett’s identify, based on the record, there are about three dozen roads, quarters and a hearth station there which can be named after Confederates. At Alabama’s Fort Rucker, there are greater than 50 indicators that will should be changed.

At Fort Benning, Georgia, there are 4 Ranger memorials that must come down as a result of they commemorate Accomplice troopers.

The cruiser Chancellorsville, named for a Accomplice victory, is on the record, as is the oceanographic survey ship Maury, named after a Accomplice navy officer.

Ten streets, items of paintings and memorials additionally might be up for renaming or elimination on the U.S. Navy Academy in West Level, New York ― Accomplice Gen. Robert E. Lee’s alma mater. On the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the superintendent’s home, named for Accomplice admiral Franklin Buchanan, would get a rebrand, as would the road it’s on and close by Maury Corridor, named for Matthew Fontaine Maury, who headed water defenses for the Accomplice Navy.

Among the proposed modifications cowl installations as remote as Germany and Japan, together with three Yokohama-based Military touchdown craft named after Accomplice battle victories: Mechanicsville, Malvern Hill and Harpers Ferry.

The fee’s ultimate suggestions to Congress, which is able to embrace pricing estimates to alter signage and different supplies, is due Oct. 1.


Initially printed on Navy Occasions, our sister publication.

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