Posted on August 28, 2023

No More Confederate Names for Army Installations in Virginia After Fort Walker Redesignation

Kyle Cooper, WTOP, August 26, 2023

The last military installation in Virginia named after a Confederate soldier has been officially renamed from Fort A.P. Hill to Fort Walker in honor of Doctor Mary E. Walker.

The redesignation ceremony was held as the U.S. celebrates Women’s Equality Day. Major General Trevor Bredenkamp says Mary Walker served the Army with distinction.


Fort Lee will become Fort Gregg-Adams, named for two soldiers, and Fort Pickett will be renamed Fort Barfoot in honor of Army Tech Sgt. Van T. Barfoot, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions with the 45th Infantry Division in Italy in 1944.