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14) Ted R Thomas Jr 14) Ted R Thomas Jr from United States wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:51 pm:
Tuesday, 22. February 2011 08:47 PM
tedrthomasjr(at)gmail(dot)com


I don't claim any relation to Gen. Thomas but proud to have the same last name as a man that stood up for what he believed in and did not succumb to many of the pitfalls other great men did.
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Thomas strongly believed in the concept of a great United States and while he knew in battle, a general must put his men in harm's way, he never threw their lives away as other generals did.
15) Bill Thomas 15) Bill Thomas from Maine wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm:
Friday, 11. March 2011 04:32 PM
jwthomas(at)usm(dot)maine(dot)edu


So what are people's thoughts on why Thomas stayed loyal to the Union instead of Virginia?
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here is a link to my thoughts on the subject:
http://generalthomas.com/why_thomas_stayed.htm
16) Bill Snyder 16) Bill Snyder from Cookeville, TN wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:44 pm:
Monday, 14. March 2011 09:07 AM
billsnyder2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Truly a great man!
17) John D. Bunn 17) John D. Bunn from Newsoms Va. wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:41 pm:
Saturday, 19. March 2011 11:51 AM
jbunn(at)herc(dot)com

I live a mile from his homeplace.
18) Mary Thomas Alltop 18) Mary Thomas Alltop from Chicago, IL wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:37 pm:
Tuesday, 5. April 2011 01:09 AM
malltop7883(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks for this great site dedicated to my relative, Gen. Thomas. My interest in him, and in the Civil War, was renewed with the rebroadcast of Ken Burn's "Civil War" on public television this week.
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19) Barb Luker 19) Barb Luker from Maineville, OH wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:36 pm:
Tuesday, 5. April 2011 10:17 PM
b925366(at)yahoo(dot)com

I grew up in a small town in Northern KY named for General Thomas: Fort Thomas. The fort was built (and not named) to protect the city of Cincinnati, OH (just to the north across the Ohio River) from possible attack by the CSA. Unfortunately, the fort was not as successful as General Thomas: Cincinnati was raided by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his cavalry during the war. Morgan frightened everyone in the area, but did not do much dammage and retreated back to KY. The fort and the town that grew up around it was named for Thomas after the war. There are two other forts (& towns) in No. Ky buit for the same reason and also named for Union Generals: Ft. Mitchell and Ft. Wright.
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Thanks for the information on Fort Thomas.
20) James LaLone 20) James LaLone from Lincoln Park Mi wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:33 pm:
Friday, 29. April 2011 11:57 PM

General George Henry Thomas is my great great cousin on my moms side of the family I cant learn enough about him thanks for the website.
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Thanks for visiting the site.
21) Mike 21) Mike from NJ wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm:
Saturday, 28. May 2011 02:31 PM
sfleis2(at)aol(dot)com

Thanks for the website. I hope to make it to his grave someday.
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Thanks for the note. I hope to make it to the Oakwood Cemetery one day also. I know a lady who visits the place when she can, and reminds the staff if anything is amiss.
22) Colleen Campanelli 22) Colleen Campanelli from Rochester, NY wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:22 pm:
Tuesday, 31. May 2011 07:41 PM

Collection Rochester Public Library Local History Division picture file
Summary A view of George H. Thomas School No. 49, built in 1913. It was originally part of the Brighton school district, but was annexed by the city January, 1923. In 1926 it was renamed in honor of the Civil War general. In 1937 a new building was built.

Notes Picture caption: George H. Thomas School No. 49. Source: A history of the public schools of Rochester, New York, 1813-1935. Rochester (N.Y.) Board of Education, 1935.
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Thank you so much for this photo.
21) Mike 21) Mike from NJ wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm:
Saturday, 28. May 2011 02:31 PM

Thanks for the website. I hope to make it to his grave someday.
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Thanks for the note. I hope to make it to the Oakwood Cemetery one day also. I know a lady who visits the place when she can, and reminds the staff if anything is amiss.
23) Imoukhuede Oise 23) Imoukhuede Oise from Nigeria wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:10 pm:
Monday, 6. June 2011 08:54 AM
moukman(at)yahoo(dot)com

Its a real pleasure to sign your guest book. i live in Lagos, and have always been interested in the american civil war because it so closely parallels our own civil war, most of players in your civil war were brothers in arms in Mexico, and most of the men who served in ours on both sides, were comrades in the Congo war.

That said, I regard Thomas as the outstanding general of the war, CSA or Union. He deserves better treatment from historians 🙂
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24) Michael K. Smith 24) Michael K. Smith from North Mankato, MN wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm:
Sunday, 19. June 2011 06:37 AM

Thanks for this website. I am a descendant of General Thomas on my mother's side and am just recently learning more about this amazing leader. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks you for your message.
25) Bernard Price 25) Bernard Price from Gosport Hampshire, UK wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:03 pm:
Sunday, 3. July 2011 08:44 AM
pricegspt(at)ntlworld(dot)com

I have been visiting this site on and off for the past eleven years. Has anyone ever compared the casualty lists for Missionary Ridge and Cold Harbour to see who was the more careful with the lives of the soldiers under their respective commands.

I would sooner have as a commander someone not given to making rash decisions and took the calculated risk rather than the commander who 'shoots from the hip' regardless of the cost in the hope of achieveing glory.
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Your points are well made. Thank you for your insightful comments.
26) Richard Guida 26) Richard Guida from Camden, NJ wrote on March 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm:
Thursday, 7. July 2011 11:13 PM

There is a Civil War tour at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY. Saturday morning, July 16th. Surely the Thomas grave should head the list of sites. Anyone EVER going that way should consider a stop at Grant's Tomb on Riverside Drive, Upper Manhatten where a bust of Thomas (and four other Major Generals) surround the sarcophagi (ala Napoleon's tomb) along with a mural of he and Grant, Missionary Ridge representing one of four iconic moments. While east, the Thomas statue in D.C.(cast from 88 condemned CSA cannons) centers Thomas Circle, and northeast, the cottage where Grant died (with even the funereal flowers still in place! )is less than an hour from Oakwood.
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Thank you for posting your interesting comments.
27) William Thomas 27) William Thomas from United States wrote on March 24, 2020 at 11:45 am:
Tuesday, 19. July 2011 11:41 PM
richardwthomas(at)att(dot)net

Were his ancesters from Wales?
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George Thomas' paternal forbears were Welsh and English, and his maternal ancestors were French Huguenot. His father's family, if originally Welsh, had lived in England for several generations before coming to America. Many members of the family died intestate, providing no clues in tracing their ancestral lineage.
28) David Witham 28) David Witham from New Hampshire wrote on March 24, 2020 at 11:32 am:
Monday, 1. August 2011 02:50 PM
mcwdnw(at)metrocast(dot)net

Enjoyed reading about Thomas, only recently pointed out to me his story. 🙂
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Thanks for leaving a note.
29) Dorothy Woosley 29) Dorothy Woosley from Albany, NY wrote on March 24, 2020 at 11:29 am:
Monday, 5. September 2011 04:12 PM

Has anyone ever seen a picture of General Thomas' wife? We've seen lots of pictures of him and I would like to see what she looked like.
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No, I have never found a photo or painting of Mrs. Thomas.
30) David Mercado 30) David Mercado wrote on March 24, 2020 at 11:25 am:
Monday, 9. April 2012 12:44 PM
dmercado11(at)att(dot)net

Using this guestbook unless it gets too much spam.

View 'latest entries' for comments from Sep 2011 to Mar 2012.
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31) John D. Depew 31) John D. Depew from Nazareth. PA wrote on March 24, 2020 at 11:21 am:
Tuesday, 17. April 2012 05:22 PM
dukedepew(at)msn(dot)com

Do you know if the General smoked either cigars or a pipe? Thank you and keep up the great work.
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No, I have never read that he smoked.
32) Chris Coleman 32) Chris Coleman from Nashville, TN and environs wrote on March 24, 2020 at 11:18 am:
Saturday, 28. April 2012 11:53 AM
ckcoleman4(at)cs(dot)com

Excellant site; good corrective to the usual cheerleading of Grant and Sherman
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