U.S. Army Forts named after Confederate Generals

An interesting and factual bit of trivia follows:

 

I wonder how long before people realize Ft. Benning, Ft. Stewart, Ft. Lee, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Hood and Ft. Polk are all US army installations named after confederate generals.

In addition,

Camp Beauregard, La., honors Louisiana native and Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893, West Point class of 1838).

 

It is a major training site for the Louisiana National Guard.

Beauregard was the first brigadier general in the Confederate army. Dispatched to defend Charleston, S.C., his troops began shelling Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, launching the Civil War.

Fort Gordon, Ga., honors Lieut. General John Brown Gordon (1832-1904), one of Lee’s most-trusted officers.

 

The post began as Camp Gordon in 1917; it became Fort Gordon in 1956.

It is home to the Army Signal Corps and the service’s Cyber Center of Excellence.

“Generally acknowledged as the head of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1872,” according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia (Gordon denied the charge).

“By the time of his death in 1904, Gordon had capitalized on his war record to such an extent that he had become for many Georgians, and southerners in general, the living embodiment of the Confederacy.”

Fort A.P. Hill, Va., honors Virginia native Lieut. General A.P. Hill (1825-1865, West Point class of 1847).

The Army created the post six months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941.

 

Today it is a training and maneuver center focused on providing realistic joint and combined-arms training.

Hill had a frail physique and was frequently ill, attributes some historians believe are linked to the gonorrhea he contracted while on furlough from West Point (an infection that forced him to repeat his third year).

A Union soldier from Pennsylvania shot and killed Hill in Petersburg, Va., a week before the end of the Civil War.

The Army created the post six months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941.

rom Fort A.P. Hill’s website U.S. Army, f

 

Fort Pickett, Va., honors Major General George Pickett (1825-1875, West Point class of 1846), a Virginia native.

Pickett’s 1863 charge at Gettysburg has been called “the high-water mark of the Confederacy” before ending up a Union victory.

 

The charge resulted in a rebel bloodbath. Pickett fled to Canada for a year after the war ended, fearing execution as a traitor.

Camp Pickett was dedicated on July 3, 1942, at 3 p.m., 79 years to the day and hour of Pickett’s charge in Gettysburg.

It became a fort in 1974 and now is a Virginia Army National Guard installation.

Fort Rucker, Alabama, honors Tennessee native Colonel Edmund Rucker (1835-1924) who was often called “general” but never attained the rank (he was known as “general” after becoming a leading Birmingham, Ala., industrialist after the Civil War).

 

Known today as the Home of Army Aviation, Fort Rucker was originally the Ozark Triangular Division Camp before being renamed Camp Rucker in 1942.

It became Fort Rucker in 1955.

So what will these airhead, snowflake, anarchists, do then?

THE END

 

 

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1 Response to U.S. Army Forts named after Confederate Generals

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    The nation has stooped low. Ships named after queers and fools:
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/20/uss-john-s-mccain-collides-with-merchant-ship-in-pacific.html

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