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These are a 10 US troops bases still named after Confederate soldiers

fort hood army baseThe categorical embankment during a US Army post during Fort Hood, Texas, in an undated photograph.REUTERS/III Corps Public Affairs/U.S. Army/Handout

Despite seceding and eventually losing a Civil War, a Confederacy lives on in a series of monuments in roughly each state in a country. 

But it’s not only monuments — like a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville that led to an tear of assault on Aug 12 — that are dedicated to Confederate officers. 

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

At this time, there appears to be no skeleton to change a names of a bases. 

“There is no contention during a DoD level,” a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Cmdr. Patrick Evans, told Business Insider, adding that any name changes would have to come from a “service level,” definition US Army leadership, given 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 designation is named for a infantryman who binds a place in a troops history. Accordingly, these ancestral names paint individuals, not causes or ideologies,’ and, ‘It should be remarkable that a fixing occurred in a suggestion of reconciliation, not division.'”

Below are a 10 US troops bases named after Confederate soldiers. 

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