Naval Acad­emy to dis­cuss two build­ings

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WASHINGTON — A panel on memo­ri­als at the U.S. Naval Acad­emy will dis­cuss whether two build­ings on the cam­pus grounds should re­main named af­ter two Amer­i­can naval of­fi­cers who fought for the Con­fed­er­acy.

Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the school’s su­per­in­ten­dent, briefed the acad­emy’s Board of Vis­i­tors on Mon­day about the two build­ing names. He says “right now, there is not a move to make an im­me­di­ate change, but there is on­go­ing di­a­logue.”

The su­per­in­ten­dent’s res­i­dence in An­napo­lis, Md., is named af­ter Franklin Buchanan, the acad­emy’s first su­per­in­ten­dent who left to join the Con­fed­er­ate Navy at the out­break of the Civil War. Maury Hall is named af­ter Matthew Fon­taine Maury, a leader in the fields of naval me­te­o­rol­ogy and nav­i­ga­tion. He headed the coast, har­bour and river de­fences for the Con­fed­er­ate Navy.

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