(The Naming Commission has gone out of it’s way to insult and antagonize Southerners at every turn. Where is Ft. York and Ft. Murphy? Where is Camp Hathcock? No. Instead we get a cast of PC and inclusive woke characters designed to show who our overlords really appreciate. And it AIN’T US!!! – DD)
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Fort AP Hill is now Fort Walker, in honor of a Union surgeon
Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
(Task and Purpose) – Dr. Mary Walker had been practicing medicine for years when she volunteered to be a U.S. Army surgeon in the American Civil War. She was originally rejected but eventually became the Army’s first female surgeon. She treated soldiers near the front lines, even getting captured as a prisoner of war. She was also the first and so far only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.
Now a U.S. Army training post in Virginia has been renamed in her honor.
The U.S. Army base was officially designated Fort Walker on Aug. 25, ahead of Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26 and as part of the military’s effort to rename spaces honoring Confederate leaders. Maj. Gen. Trevor J. Brendenkamp, the commanding general of Joint Task Force-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, led the renaming ceremony.
The base, which covers approximately 76,000 acres near Bowling Green, Virginia, was originally named for Confederate Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill. Hill died in April 1865, in a devastating Confederate defeat. The Army post, set up in 1941, contains various training grounds, including…