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Old July 12th, 2018, 12:00 AM   #41
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Even the name of this base is a secret!
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Fort Fredendall
Fort Cardigan
Fort Lucan
Fort Grouchy
Fort Elphinstone
Fort Westmoreland
Fort Gaius Flamminius
Fort Napoleon III
Fort Bazine
Fort MacMahon
Fort Samsonov
Fort Luigi Cadorna
There is a PORT Elphinstone in Aberdeenshire, inland terminus of the Aberdeenshire Canal. It was named after one of the Canal's backers and not the General, though might well be a relation.
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Even the name of this base is a secret!
Would it be Area 51 by any chance?
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Old July 12th, 2018, 04:13 AM   #44

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Dugway Proving Ground, or so the sign says.
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Thanks, Rich. My eyesight is no longer what it was.

Wiki says Dugway is a chemical and biological warfare testing ground. Any sensible person would go nowhere near it.

USS Semmes DD-189, from 1918, named after Raphael Semmes, captain of the CSS Alabama during the ACW.

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there has been another USS Semmes since then, a guided missile destroyer. Any other US Navy ships named after Confederate personnel??
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Semmes was spectacularly successful, but worried about being tried for piracy as captain of the CSS Alabama, which destroyed much of the US merchant fleet. I can see why they named to USS ships for him.
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USS Semmes (DDG18)
USS Maury (DD100, 401,AGS16)
USS Buchanan (DD131, 484, DDG14)
USS ingraham (DD444, 694, FFG61)
USS Tattnall (DD125, DDG19)
USS Hunley (AS31)
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I've always wondered about the names of U.S. Army bases. Unlike some of my fellow veterans, I'm not opposed per se to naming U.S. Army bases after Confederate Generals. This is in light of Chamberlain's salute of Gordon's surrendering Confederates, the war has been over for over 100 years, and the fact that many of Lee's and Jackson's tactics are still taught at West Point.

However, I'm curious if anyone has any info as to how undeniably bad generals (like Braxton Bragg) got bases named after them. Or how regular "who's that?" generals like Henry L. Benning got bases named after them. Even "Fort Hood" is questionable given John Bell Hood's lackluster performance when commanding anything higher than a division.

Seriously, I'd be okay with a "Fort Cornwallis" or "Fort Arnold" because at least Charles Cornwallis and Benedict Arnold were good generals. But who the **** in the South thought "Fort Bragg" was a good idea?

Then again, Fort Bragg hosts Pope Field...and John Pope ranks among the worst Union generals. I suppose its too much to ask that our bases at least be named after generals who didn't suck. Let the U.S. Navy lead the way with the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords...
I知 certainly opposed to naming any military bases after Confederate Generals - too late for that. They were traitors to this country pure and simple. They led armed forces whose writ was to kill American soldiers. They are scum as far as I知 concerned.
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I知 certainly opposed to naming any military bases after Confederate Generals - too late for that. They were traitors to this country pure and simple. They led armed forces whose writ was to kill American soldiers. They are scum as far as I知 concerned.
CSA were Americans too. Confederate States of America.
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Good work there, Dentatus.

Buchanan was one of the 50 Lend-lease destroyers, became HMS Campbeltown and was used as a demolition ship in the St Nazaire Raid.

Buchanan/Campbeltown at St Nazaire Dock just before she blew up.

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