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Abdus Samad Khan Abdus Samad Khan from Bengaluru, India wrote on April 11, 2024 at 1:59 am
As a research scholar writing articles on slavery, I came across the American Civil War and General Thomas. A great entity to which everyone should strive to be as loyal and accepting to the changing world around him. It is because of people like him that the USA is a great nation the globe reveres it to be. All Americans should know more about him, honour him and the cause he stood for. An outstanding general and a great man. I hope Hollywood makes a super cool biopic of him and showcase his entire life from running as a child during the Nat Turner rebellion to his destruction of Hood's army of Tennessee at the Battle of Nashville.
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A very thoughtful comment. Thank you for taking the time to write this.
sawyer buckley sawyer buckley from dayton wrote on April 7, 2024 at 11:20 am
During each lifetime , everyone will go through trials and tribulations.What makes someone better than someone else.I have always been proud of Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan and Custer, as a fellow Ohioan. By doing research, I found out about General Thomas from Virginia. I share a birthday with him and certain qualities. The best way to sum it up is the situation at missionary ridge. General Grant asked General Thomas, why didn't your soldiers follow my orders? After the battle was over, General Thomas approached a soldier and asked him what happened? The soldier replied, General you did your job and trained us extremely well. In other words, we want this war to be over yesterday and we want to go Home.
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Good insight. Thanks for comment.
Bryan Thomas Bryan Thomas from Franklin Tennessee wrote on March 16, 2024 at 2:08 pm
great great great nephew just researching My famous family
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James Flynn James Flynn from Harker Heights wrote on March 13, 2024 at 8:30 pm
Walking thru yet another airport going to yet another place, looking for something to read. There it was on a bookshelf by the soft-drink cabinet;

Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas..

I knew of him as the Rock of Chickamauga, but really nothing else. The true heroes were Grant and Sherman. Or so I thought. I read the book and had my eyes opened about those two.

And opened wide about the Soldier I now consider not only one of the top Generals of the Civil War, either side, but also one of the greatest Generals in American history; General George H. Thomas.
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Thanks for your message. That is inspiring to me to keep going with this website on General Thomas.
Robert Young Robert Young from ROCKFORD wrote on October 11, 2023 at 3:47 pm
Happened upon your site while researching an 1865 Civil War History book I have signed by General Thomas. I have it listed for auction on eBay and I would appreciate any thoughts or comments. Kind regards and thank you!
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Thanks for your comments, but that is not the correct signature of General Thomas.
Mitchell D Katz Mitchell D Katz from Dayton wrote on March 13, 2023 at 2:54 am
It can be said, without any exaggeration, that general George Thomas was not a great commander in the Civil War. Rather , he was THE great commander in the Civil War.
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Well stated. You are a great judge of Civil War Generals.
Mike Maxwell Mike Maxwell from Reynella, South Australia, Australia wrote on November 24, 2022 at 12:27 am
I had five relatives serving in the 12th Iowa at Shiloh. During the course of study I have determined that the actions of Sherman and Grant at Pittsburg Landing were at best, incompetent; and at worst, criminal. I also had a relative, Caleb Lane, in the 44th Wisconsin at Nashville. George H. Thomas actions in defeating Hood were exemplary. The more I study Thomas, the more I like him.
Thanks for swimming against the tide and advocating for General George H. Thomas.
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Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comment.
Craig Thomas Craig Thomas from Pittsburgh wrote on August 9, 2022 at 5:20 pm
I have been told George is my uncle ?
My people go way back in Windber Pa.
Anyone have any idea which is my grandfather Ben or John?

Thank you
Craig H Thomas
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Benjamin settled in Vicksburg after the war. He kept in touch with George. There may be descendants of Ben in the Louisiana area.

I do not know about John.
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David Perry David Perry from Lawrenceburg, KY wrote on June 25, 2021 at 12:21 pm
Dave - Great to hear from you - I actually have a copy of the Smithsonian magazine and was absolutely thrilled to see the painting in the article - (I actually found the magazine at a nursing home where my great-aunt resided shortly after it was published!!) Rudy would have loved it - and knowing him he probably would have liked to have had a picture of his statue of Thomas included in the article - he was justifiably proud of it and the man it represented.
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I am so glad that you have copy of the article on General Thomas with the painting. The Smithsonian researcher did send me a courtesy copy. I also have a link to that Smithsonian article "Catching Up with Old Slowtrot" on the Bibliography page.
David Perry David Perry from Lawrenceburg, KY wrote on June 18, 2021 at 12:36 pm
To Dave M and or staff of General Thomas website:
I want to express my great appreciation to you for your magnificent work on this website and its honoring of General Thomas - his life and his devotion to our country deserve the upmost praise. I have no doubt my good friend Rudy Ayoroa (Rest in Peace) - who sculpted the statue of Thomas that is in Lebanon, KY and painted the "Thomas at Chickamauga" that is on your website, would be equally as praiseworthy of what this website offers to future generations and the debt this nations owes to General Thomas (and those who served with him).

By the way - Rudy's painting (which I still own) is on display at Perryville Battlefield State Park in Perryville, KY for those who may be going there for a visit. Maybe someday we can arrange for it to be on display at Chickamauga - I think it would be a perfect place to reside and I have no doubt Rudy would agree. David Perry
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It is a pleasure to hear from you again, David. And it has been an honor to have Mr. Rudy Ayoroa's artwork on the Thomas website.

I hope you have read the Smithsonian Magazine article on General Thomas that featured the painting "Thomas at Chickamauga". A researcher found the painting on my site and asked permission to use it. I gave them the last email I had for you and I'm sure they tried to contact you. They did give you and Rudy proper credit.
Carlos Cometto Carlos Cometto from Lexington, SC wrote on June 1, 2021 at 10:24 am
Unfortunately, I had never heard of Gen. Thomas. It is so sad that such a great and honorable patriot was a victim of "cancel" culture by just about everybody in his days. Southerners hated that the best general of the Civil War was a Virginian fighting for the Union, so they invented Lee. Northerners did not like the same thing, so they had Grant and Sherman. There needs to be a visit to the fountain of patriotism that was this gentleman. We would learn a lot about what patriotism really is.
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Thank you for your considered thoughts.
Richard Griffin Richard Griffin from Paris, TN wrote on May 28, 2021 at 3:55 pm
General Thomas deserves a movie made about him, his life, and service to this country. I will make a movie one day about the greatest general of the Civil War, George H. Thomas. People need to know about this man and how his contribution saved our country.
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What an excellent idea.
Michael Bezek Michael Bezek wrote on July 28, 2020 at 10:25 am
The most sublime form of poetic justice would be to change the name of Fort Bragg to Fort Thomas. Bragg may have won the battle at Chickamauga, but Thomas won the glory!
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Good point. Thanks for the comment.
The then Lt. Thomas served under Capt. Bragg during the Mexican War and commanded a light cannon in Bragg's Flying Artillery. Thomas dashed from one hot spot to another in the Battle of Buena Vista saving the day. He was mentioned in dispatches and earned a brevet promotion.

There was a famous quote from General Taylor: "double-shot your guns and give 'em hell, Bragg". Both Bragg and Thomas were taught their craft by the great Artillerist Major Ringgold who was killed at the Battle of Palo Alto.
Brian Thomas Brian Thomas from Ripley wrote on July 15, 2020 at 8:36 pm
I have read just about everything available on George Thomas and many, many books on other Civil War leaders. After much thought, I conclude there was no other general officer on EITHER side who could match, let alone exceed, his record of service. In order to truly understand George Thomas, one must first understand he was a career military man and also truly HUMBLE and shy. He was an anachronism for most military men. Probably George Washington would be the only accurate comparison. George Thomas is currently only known to a few Americans. Perhaps someday, his magnificent sacrifice for the life of our nation may become more widely known. One of the most visible and touching tributes to General Thomas, are the thousands of African Americans, many of whom descendants of slaves, whose ancestors took his surname after the civil war. George would be proud of that, mighty proud.
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Thank you for posting this.

Perhaps one day there will be a statue of him in Richmond?
Bob Redman Bob Redman from Green Cove Springs, FL wrote on April 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm
Your website now looks more professionally done than the previous version, and much more modern than my website.. I'll have to wait until my "retro" look becomes fashionable again.
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Thanks Bob. Your page is packed with information not found elsewhere.
PMOADE PMOADE from FL wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm
Saturday March 14, 1998 14:02:12 GMT

Very nice site on Gen Thomas. Looks like you're done a little research. Hope you continue to expland your information and your page. I appreciate your stopping by my site. Much luck to you and be sure to write if I can be of any assistance.
darkpatriot darkpatriot from WA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:15 pm
Sunday March 15, 1998 05:22:12 GMT

Excellent site with really good info. Cavalry Generals never die, they just go to Fiddlers Green! I invite you to hook up with the Military around the World web-ring. Your site would be a nice addition.
Keep up the great work. Regards, SFC B. (Dark Patriot)
shackettb shackettb from MI wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm
Wednesday March 25, 1998 07:28:13 GMT

Just saw your page on Maj. General Thomas and like it well, your bibliography is well-done, the annotations very helpful. One comment on your chronology page, Gen. Thomas was actually age 36 at the time of his marriage to Frances Lucretia Kellogg on 17 Nov 1852, his date of birth being 31 July 1816. Nice page!
Scott A. Tackett Scott A. Tackett from NY wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:10 pm
Sunday March 29, 1998 13:37:51 GMT

Small Error:

"Later when Robert E. Lee became Commandant,"(Superintendent) Good historic website, very nicely presented and well researched. Scott A. Tackett Sr. (US MILITARY ACADEMY, West Point, NY)