Nov. 6, 2023
The last army base named for a Confederate general is now called Fort Eisenhower
In May, Fort Gordon in Georgia became Fort Eisenhower to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President who, as an Army general, led the allied invasion of Europe in World War II, and to complete the process of renaming nine U.S. Army bases originally dedicated to Confederate generals. "Learning history is always the practice of making choices, choices of what we pay attention to," said University of Arizona professor of history Susan Crane. "What we think is more significant or less significant, what we think is more important or not. So it becomes a big ethical, moral question. What are we choosing to pay attention to, and how does that reflect our values?"