The U.S. Army confirmed Wednesday it won’t be changing the titles of bases named after Confederate generals.
For the military, the generals aren’t being honored because of their ideology, but because of their individual characters, Stars and Stripes reports.
Following the shooting at a black church which left nine dead in Charleston, S.C., many have called for symbols representing the Confederate States of America to be removed from government property. That call has included pressure on the Pentagon to strip military bases across the country named after prominent Confederate military figures, namely Fort Benning, Fort Bragg and Fort Hood.
Fort Bragg, for example, takes after Gen. Braxton Bragg, who started out as an officer in the United States Army and then moved to general of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Benning is named after Henry Benning, who sat on the Georgian Supreme Court and served as a Confederate army officer.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/06/25/the-us-armys-response-to-confeder...