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New law requires West Point to rename dorm, roads and gate named for Confederate generals

New law requires West Point to rename dorm, roads and gate named for Confederate generals
A new federal law requires West Point to rename structures and roads honoring Confederate generals, including a cadet dormitory that for 50 years has borne the name of the rebel commander Robert E. Lee.

New law requires West Point to rename dorm, roads and gate named for Confederate generals A memorial at the U.Military Academy notes the roles played by West Point graduates Ulysses S.JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES (Tribune News Service) — A new federal law requires West Point to rename structures and roads honoring Confederate generals, including a cadet dormitory that for 50 years has borne the name of the rebel commander Robert E.Military Academy properties that must be renamed include Lee Barracks — one of 10 campus dormitories — and a road and stone entrance gate that are also named for Lee, who attended West Point and was its superintendent for three years before he led troops against the United States during the Civil War.

Beauregard, who served five days as West Point superintendent in 1861 before the South seceded and the Louisiana native lost his post.Sean Patrick Maloney, whose district includes West Point, had urged the army and defense secretaries to remove Confederate names at the academy in June in a letter co-signed by 21 House Democrats.

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