History

How Fort Bragg got its name

Military leaders in World War I turned to Confederate names to reduce sectional friction

How did THIS happen? (Source: AP)

In August 1918, the Daily News of Greensboro, North Carolina reported on the new Army base under construction near Fayetteville: it was going to be designated as “Camp Bragg.”

The officer in charge of naming the base, which would be used to train artillery units…