Nonetheless, the history of the location, which includes the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads, is being preserved. Fort Bragg in North Carolina is changing its name to eliminate allusions to a Confederate leader.
Fort Bragg, a US Army installation in North Carolina, will undergo a name change to remove references to Confederate General Braxton Bragg, as part of a congressional mandate to remove items from Department of Defense property that commemorate the Confederacy. However, officials have stated that history is not being erased. The post is the site of one of the last cavalry battles of the Civil War and contains historical markers and grave sites for Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads in March 1865. The battle was fought between Union and Confederate cavalry forces and ended in a Union victory. The site is being preserved as a protected battlefield and is available for tours by appointment through a staff ride program.