These are the 10 US military bases still named after Confederate soldiers


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The main gate at the US Army post at Fort Hood, Texas, in an undated photograph.


Despite seceding and eventually losing the Civil War, the Confederacy lives on in a number of monuments in almost every state in the country.

But it's not just monuments - like the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville that led to an eruption of violence on August 12 - that are dedicated to Confederate officers.

Schools, highways, parks, streets, and even US military bases are named after Confederate figures.

At this time, there appears to be no plans to change the names of the bases.


"There is no discussion at the DoD level," a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Patrick Evans, told Business Insider, adding that any name changes would have to come from the "service level," meaning US Army leadership, since all 10 bases named after Confederate soldiers are Army bases.

An Army spokeswoman referred Business Insider to a 2015 comment by Brig. Gen. Malcolm Frost:

"'Every Army installation is named for a soldier who holds a place in our military history. Accordingly, these historic names represent individuals, not causes or ideologies,' and, 'It should be noted that the naming occurred in the spirit of reconciliation, not division.'"

Below are the 10 US military bases named after Confederate soldiers.