Camp Bragg was constructed outside Fayetteville, and named in honor of Confederate general and North Carolina native, Braxton Bragg. Camp Bragg was initially built as an artillery training camp, but also included infantry training and an airfield. Following the war, Camp Bragg was one of the few training camps that was not closed thanks in part to the efforts of General Albert Bowley. Bowley made a strong case to the Department of War that Camp Bragg was unique because it could support experimental weapons. The camp was renamed Fort Bragg and became a permanent military installation. Currently, Bragg is one of the world’s largest military bases.