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Confederate Names and Military Installations [Updated August 23, 2021]   [open pdf - 624KB]

From the Document: "There are 10 major military installations named after Confederate Civil War commanders located in the former states of the Confederacy. These are all Army installations: Fort Rucker [hyperlink] (after Col. Edmund W. Rucker [hyperlink], who was given the honorary title of 'General') in Alabama; Fort Benning [hyperlink] (Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning [hyperlink]) and Fort Gordon [hyperlink] (Maj. Gen. John Brown Gordon [hyperlink]) in Georgia; Camp Beauregard [hyperlink] (Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant 'P.G.T.' Beauregard [hyperlink]) and Fort Polk [hyperlink] (Gen. Leonidas Polk [hyperlink]) in Louisiana; Fort Bragg [hyperlink] (Gen. Braxton Bragg [hyperlink]) in North Carolina; Fort Hood [hyperlink] (Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood [hyperlink]) in Texas; and Fort A.P. Hill [hyperlink] (Lt. Gen. Ambrose Powell 'A.P.' Hill [hyperlink]), Fort Lee [hyperlink] (Gen. Robert E. Lee [hyperlink]) and Fort Pickett [hyperlink] (Maj. Gen. George Edward Pickett [hyperlink]) in Virginia. According to the U.S. Army Center of Military History [hyperlink], Camp Beauregard and Forts Benning, Bragg, Gordon, and Lee were established during World War I while the other forts (Hill, Hood, Pickett, Polk, and Rucker) were established in the 1940s."

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CRS Insight, IN10756
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2021-08-23
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