US base namesakes include slaveholders, failed generals

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DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — As much as President Donald Trump enjoys talking about winning and winners, the Confederate generals he vows will not have their names removed from U.S. military bases were not only on the losing side of rebellion against the United States, some weren't even considered good generals. The 10 generals include some who made costly battlefield blunders; others mistreated captured Union soldiers, some were slaveholders and one was linked to the Ku Klux Klan after the war. Trump has dug in his heels on renaming, saying the bases that trained and deployed heroes for two World Wars "have become part of a Great American Heritage, a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom." However, there is growing support in the GOP- led Senate to remove the C
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