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James Jones James Jones from Thomas County, Nebraska wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:15 am:
Thurs, October 17, 2011 11:22
jayjones911(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Nice tribute to General Thomas. I am doing some research for my county's Quasquicentennial (125 years in 2012) and the county is named for General Thomas. (Thomas County, Nebraska) I have located 5 veterans in our local cemetery and am currently researching their rolls to see if they fought under Thomas and if they were influential in getting the county named for him. The county was established by the Nebraska Legislature on March 31, 1887.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks so much for the note. I did not know about a county in Nebraska being named after General Thomas. Please let me know what you find out.
Jason Fish Jason Fish from USA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:13 am:
Sat, October 29, 2011 19:30
jasonfishmd(at)gamil(dot)com
Well done-

Honor is timeless,

And it's never too late to tell the truth.

Thank you for the effort and time spent in reminding the public of both.
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Thanks so much for leaving a note.
Greg Alexander Greg Alexander from USA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:11 am:
Sun, January 1, 2012 21:00

Hi - If you weren't already aware, I thought you might be interested to know that Gen. Thomas appears U.S. paper money -- the 1890 and 1891 issues of $5 Treasury Notes. I'll attach a scan of the note. These are both quite rare.

His portrait also appears on federal taxpaid revenue stamps for brandy in 1871, beer tax stamps for 1/3 barrel in 1878 and 1898, and a $10,000 Treasury bond from the 1870s.

Unfortunately I don't have photos of these, but I've been able to collect information from various catalogs and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Happy New Year!
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks so much for the information. I do have one of the $5 notes. According to Jonathon Small in the guestbook entry of Oct 3, 2011, the image of Thomas on the revenue stamps and Treasury Bond is the same the engraving on the Thomas Statue Invitation as shown at http://generalthomas.com/Thomas_statue.htm
James Fish James Fish from USA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:09 am:
Mon, January 2, 2012 14:23
James.Fish(at)gvltec(dot)edu

James Fish descendant of one of his body guard in American Civil War , Company L 1st Ohio CAV
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from Dave:
Thanks so much for leaving a note. Are you familiar with Capt. John D. Barker, commander of General Thomas' cavalry escort? Thomas mentioned him in dispatches several times for gallant duty.
Francine Schwieder Francine Schwieder from USA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:05 am:
Wed, January 11, 2012 10:40
francine(at)pinkmutant(dot)com


I ran across the photo that purported to be of Thomas and his staff, and couldn't see anyone in the photo who could be Thomas. In trying to solve the mystery I discovered your site. It is good to see someone who remembers who Thomas was, is trying to make his story more widely known, and doesn't just "cut and paste" whatever comes to hand on the Internet, but bothers to try to get the truth on their site. Congratulations!
Admin Reply by: admin
Thanks so much for leaving a note. It is a wonderful photo, but the General was R.W. Johnson. Here is the link to the photo in question:

http://generalthomas.com/johnson_photo.htm
Eric Rachut Eric Rachut from Virginia, USA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:01 am:
Mon, February 27, 2012 6:30
Eric.Rachut(at)va(dot)gov

I admire him, too.

Like Patrick Henry, and unlike most of his colleagues, he had no use for personal aggrandizement. Both
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from Dave:
Thanks so much for leaving a note. I agree with your statement. One day in the future, when all wounds are healed, all Virginians may come to claim General Thomas as one of the really great generals of the Civil War from their State along with General Lee and General Jackson.
Jim Storer Jim Storer from USA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 7:51 am:
Sun, March 25, 2012 16:01
jstorer07(at)comcast(dot)net


General Thomas was a great American & should be remembered for bravery.
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Thanks so much for leaving a note.
1) David 1) David from USA wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:50 pm:
Wednesday, 7. July 2010 02:31 PM
dmercado11(at)att(dot)net
2) Wilbur Burt 2) Wilbur Burt from greensboro, north carolina wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:45 pm:
Sunday, 11. July 2010 06:51 PM
wburt59(at)hotmail(dot)com

general thomas picture and story line; he was not forgotten!!

http://www.archive.org/stream/millersphotographic09franrich#page/102/mode/2up
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Wilbur,
Thanks for posting.
3) Bill 3) Bill from Garnet Valley, PA wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:43 pm:
Monday, 12. July 2010 09:41 AM
dosvoss(at)yahoo(dot)com

Do you homework! This statement is way off base. Thomas' record is distorted enough Misinformation like this on a "reputable" site is unconscionable and casts doubt on everything else posted: "His sense of loyalty to his commanding officer and the army twice made him turn down promotions when he thought it was not justified under army protocol. It also made him protest an appointment of a superior in command to someone who was less senior to him. But when the officer was made 'senior' by an act of the president, Thomas readily accepted the officer (Rosecrans) as his commander."
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Bill,
How would you rewrite this statement to correct it to your satisfaction?
4) Brian 4) Brian from Ripley, WV wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:36 pm:
Thursday, 22. July 2010 03:02 PM
bkthomas(at)jacksoncountywv(dot)com

George Thomas doesn't need to tear any other Generals down to build his own reputation up. His historical record speaks for itself. When his wife Francis Kellog Thomas, destroyed his personal records in San Francisco in 1870 shortly after his sudden death, this should tell of of us what General Thomas wanted. He wished to let history in it's own good time, pass judgement on his service. He absolutely did not agree with the claim of others that he had ever been slow. Not at Nashville, NOT ANYWHERE. Thomas took the upmost care to plan everything he could. He valued the lives of his men. They didn't call him "Pap" for nothing.
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Brian,
Well stated. General Thomas was a patient man. But even he would find it hard to believe that the complete truth of the Civil War would not come out after 145 years...
5) Dan Lunsford 5) Dan Lunsford from United States wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:26 pm:
Tuesday, 10. August 2010 04:14 PM
centurion51(at)cfl(dot)rr(dot)com

Great site for a great soldier

Keep the Faith
WDL51
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Thanks for posting.
6) Soljerblue 6) Soljerblue from Alabama, USA wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:23 pm:
Saturday, 16. October 2010 06:55 PM
soljerblue(at)charter(dot)net

Thanks, Pap.
7) h percy 7) h percy from north carolina wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm:
Saturday, 6. November 2010 03:19 PM


I read the biography and loved it. I wish credit was given where it was due. I don't look at Grant the same and already viewed Sherman as lacking in goodness and sanity.
8) scott freeman 8) scott freeman wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm:
Saturday, 13. November 2010 12:45 PM


Terrific site that has helped me with my Thomas literature search. My fellow Idhao Civil War Volunteers will enjoy the video when I share this in our newsletter.
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Scott,
Thanks so much for your comments.
9) Thomas Kretzmer 9) Thomas Kretzmer from Pittsburgh, PA wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:12 pm:
Thursday, 18. November 2010 07:29 AM
patkretzmer(at)hotmail(dot)com

We cherish the memory of another member of the Thomas clan who faithfully served our country.
10) George Cassidy 10) George Cassidy from New Canaan,CT wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:10 pm:
Sunday, 21. November 2010 05:04 PM
gcassidy(at)scmsct(dot)com

I will take exception to the comment that he was the "greatest general Virginia ever produced," in view of R. E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, but he did everytghing he ever set out to do, including destroying Hood's Army of the Tennesee in detail. His family cut him off for serving the Union.
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Lighten up George. You are talking about a comment someone posted on 6/3/2010. I myself have never made that statement on this web site. Of course I may personally agree with him.
11) Gordon M. Thomas 11) Gordon M. Thomas from Ruston, LA wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:04 pm:
Monday, 27. December 2010 10:36 AM

Hello
I would like to thank you for this site. I am a descendant of the John Thomas family he was Gen. George H. Thomas's father. George had a brother Benjamin R. Thomas that lived in Vicksburg MS. That is my linage to Gen. Thomas. Please if you know of any remaining Thomas’s your help would be appreciated.

Thank you Gordon Thomas
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The Benjamin Thomas family of MS and LA may be the closest link to Gen. Thomas left. Please email what information you have. Is there an Annie Thomas Fitzhugh, Nathaniel Thomas, Rosa Thomas, or a Lillie Thomas in your family history?
12) Richard Guida 12) Richard Guida from Camden, NJ wrote on March 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm:
Wednesday, 12. January 2011 08:09 PM
ryszard2001(at)aol(dot)com

Now that we've established that there aren't many Thomas' around, what if anything remains in Troy, NY besides his grave/monument?

I am a great admirer of Gen. Thomas, as I am of General Grant and have collected some related items of the two. Despite biographers' predilection to imply animosity (between the two)I strongly doubt there being much. They were great men as well as generals.
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Richard, Troy was the home of the Kellogg family, including the wife of Gen. Thomas. I don't know what Kellogg's are there now.

While Gen. Thomas did not think much of Gen. Grant's war of attrition methodology, he always treated Grant with respect due the General in Chief. I agree they were both great men.
13) Larry Kuntzman 13) Larry Kuntzman from Lake worth, Florida wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:55 pm:
Saturday, 12. February 2011 03:49 AM
kntzmn(at)cs(dot)com

General George H Thomas was my grandmother Kuntzman's Grandfather. Her father was George H Thomas's son.