Rename Fort Hood as Fort Chamberlain

Rename Fort Hood as Fort Chamberlain

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Fort Hood is named after the traitor and Confederate General John Hood. It does not make sense that a U.S. Military base is named after a man who literally fought against the U.S. Military and killed Union troops. This petition is to rename Fort Hood as Fort Chamberlain, after Joshua Chamberlain, who successfully fought against Hood's troops at Gettysburg. 

In early July 1863, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain commanded the 20th Maine volunteers and defended the Union flank at Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg against Hood's Confederate troops. After repelling multiple waves of Confederate attacks that had exhausted Union ammunition, Chamberlain ordered his men to fix bayonets and charge downhill at the incoming Confederates. The maneuver was a success and Chamberlain saved the Union flank at Gettysburg, one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. He also served at Frederiskburg, Cold Harbor, the Second Battle of Petersburg, White Oak Road, Five Forks, and the Appomattox Campaign. Renaming Fort Hood after this valiant defender of the Union is both fitting and obvious.

Joshua Chamberlain was not only a war hero, but also a scholar and an educator who taught every subject at Bowdoin before becoming the school's president and eventually the Governor of Maine. 

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