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September 12, 2017

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12 UCW SEPTEMBER 13 - 19, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM NEWS What do Southern U.S. Army posts have in common? They're named after Confederate officers. The man for whom Fort Bragg was named was a military leader. Camp Bragg was es- tablished in 1918 as an artillery train- ing ground and honored native North Carolinian Gen. Braxton Bragg, who also happened to be a slave owner. He commanded the Army of Ten- nessee in the Civil War and later was given command of the Department of North Carolina by Jefferson Davis. History records that he was loathed by his fellow generals. Author Earl Hess titled his most recent biography "Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy." There are nine other posts named for Confederate generals and a colo- nel, including the head of the Army, the reported Georgia chief of the Ku Klux Klan and the commander whose troops fired the opening shots of the Civil War. Both the Army and the South are tradition-bound entities that revere their pasts. The naming of the posts came long after the Civil War. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Penta- gon spokesman, has said there is "no discussion" to rename the instal- lations. That should put to rest the anxiety of Southern heritage tradi- tionalists. "Every Army installation is named for a soldier who holds a place in our military history," Brig. Gen. Malcolm Frost said. "These historic names represent individuals, not causes or ideologies." Critics point out that with a rich history of Ameri- can military leaders to choose from, it's ridiculous to keep the names of Confederate generals. In its outline of the history of nam- ing Army installations, the Army notes, "It was common for camps and forts to be named after local vet- erans with a regional connection." All 10 of the bases located in the South honor ranking officers who served in the Confederacy: Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, honors Louisiana native and Confederate Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-93, West Point class of 1838). He led the attack on Fort Sumter. Fort Benning, Georgia, honors Brig. Gen. Henry Benning (1814-75), a Georgia law yer, politician, judge and supporter of slavery. Fort Gordon, Georgia, honors Lt. Gen. John Brown Gordon (1832-1904). He was reported to be the leader of the state's Ku Klux Klan and has "become for many Georgians, and southerners in general, the living embodiment of the Confederacy," according to a Georgia Historical Society publication. Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, honors Virginian Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill (1825-65, West Point class of 1847). He had a frail physique and was frequently ill, attributes which some historians believe are linked to the gonorrhea he contracted while on furlough from West Point. Fort Hood, Texas, honors Gen. John Bell Hood (1831-79, West Point class of 1853). Hood was wounded at Gettys- burg. He led his troops in a massive assault during the Battle of Chickam- auga, suffering wounds that led to the loss of his right leg. Fort Lee, Virginia, honors Virginian General Robert E. Lee (1807-70, West Point class of 1829), the South's com- manding general by the end of the War Between the States. Fort Pickett, Virginia, honors Maj. Gen. George Pickett (1825-75, West Point class of 1846), a Virginia native. Pickett's 1863 charge at Gettysburg has been called "the high-water mark of the Confederacy" before ending up a Union victory. Fort Polk, Louisiana, honors Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk (1806-64, West Point class of 1827), an Episcopal bishop born in North Carolina. His immediate superior was Gen. Braxton Bragg. Fort Rucker, Alabama, honors Ten- nessee native Col. Edmund Rucker (1835-1924) who was often called "general" but never attained the rank. Southern Military Posts and Their Roots by JEFF THOMPSON JEFF THOMPSON, Senior News Reporter. COMMENTS? news@upand- comingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200. Gates Four Golf & Country Club Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 15 – 17, 2017 • A 54-hole stroke-play event. • Open Divisions plus New Women's Division & Super Senior Division ighted after 36 holes. • All amateur entrants must be 16 or older and reside in Cumberland County. • Past CC champions who are not golf professionals are eligible. • Golfers 50 years of age or older are eligible to participate in a Seniors' Flight, unless they declare to play in the Open or Championship ights. • Entry fee of $165.00. Includes: 3 rounds of golf, a practice round*, tournament gift range balls, food, beverages, trophies, prizes, and admission to Champion's Reception & Pairings Party** • New 2018 USGA Rules in will be eect. • $10,000 hole-in-one prize on HOLE #11. • No preferred pairings. • Gates Four Country Club requires collared shirts and denim is prohibited. • Field Limited to 144 participants. • *Green fees only, cart not included. Practice rounds are limited to weekdays and after 1 p.m. on weekends seven days prior to tournament after fees are paid. Please call (910) 425-6667 for tee time . Cumberland County's Premier Golf Event! Champion's Reception & Pairings Party ** Thursday Sept. 14th 6:00 – 8:00 PM Hosted by: Gates Four Golf & Country Club Player Gifts, Contests and Door Prizes! No charge to participants / Guests $15.00 • Deadline to enter is September 13 th at 6 p.m. • NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED Open Division (To be ighted based on number of entries.) Senior Division (Age 50 - 65.) Super Senior Division (Age 66 & above.) Championship Division (To be played from the back tees.) Women's Division (Flighted after 36 holes) REGISTER ONLINE at CumberlandCountyGolfClassic.com or Return Application by Sept 13th with Entry Fee to: Scooter Buhrman, PGA Pro sbuhrman@gatesfour.com • 910-425-6667 ext. 224 • FAX 910-425-6661 Make checks payable to Cumberland County Golf Classic 208 Rowan Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 391-3859 CCGC: Supports the Kay Yow Cancer Fund & Kidsville News Literacy & Education Foundation (501C3 Non Prot) C H A M P I O N S H I P C L A S S I C Early Bird 5 FREE FOURSOME ROUNDS OF GOLF AT Mike Bordone C H A M P I O N S H I P C L A S S I C

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