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General George 'Pap' Thomas Guest Book

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Bill Burghart
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Jun 26, 2010 at 22:44:41
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Thanks for remembering General Thomas.
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Wendy Stanley
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Jun 8, 2010 at 11:13:10
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Thank you. I was born in Ft. Thomas.
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brundage3@yahoo.com
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Jun 7, 2010 at 15:14:48
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Did the Gen have a nephew, Aaron Thomas?
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Jim
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Jun 3, 2010 at 17:18:49
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Greatest General VA ever produced!
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Scott Brundage
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Jun 2, 2010 at 17:29:02
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New to the site. BUT Intrigued by first look at "Controversy" for Genl. Thomas. My belief has been that Grant AND Sherman were loyal almost to a fault to fellow officers AND military behavior. Surprised by charges that they both formed a pattern of hurting Thomas. Sherman & Grant formed friendship based on un-warranted treatment by the Washington D.C. based military superiors who treated them unfairly. On the whole, they were ready to support fellow soldiers deserving of a second chance to show themselves worthy despite allegations from those ranking above them.
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r.redlinger
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May 7, 2010 at 13:27:58
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my mother had told us we had a great, great grandfather who was a general in the civil war-- trying to put the pieces together
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Annie Thomas
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Apr 12, 2010 at 18:23:17
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I am proud to say my great-grandfather Ananias Jackson a slave from Madison Alabama fought under the leadership of this Great General with the 17th Regiment Company B. They were instrumental in defeating Confederate General John Bell Hood subsequently destroying the Tennessee Confederate Army. General Hood was ran into the Gulf of Mexico where he went to Texas and resigned from the war. He had one arm and one leg left.
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norma lawless
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Apr 12, 2010 at 11:28:43
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Thanks for putting this together!
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Charley-boy
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Apr 7, 2010 at 13:41:21
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I luv the Civil War! It's so interesting to me and, even though I'm 13, I am writing my own novel. I need all the help I can get!
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patk41076@aol.com
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Mar 25, 2010 at 17:44:06
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I work in Ft. Thomas, KY and am very interested in history.
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robertorobles22@hotmail.com
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Mar 22, 2010 at 23:42:32
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A Truly courageous and brave American Hero!
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kellydent@sbcglobal.net
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Mar 20, 2010 at 20:10:09
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I was in Co E, 2nd Bat. 19th Inf. Regt. 24th Div., WW2
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lizlarger@msn.com
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Feb 22, 2010 at 16:48:06
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I attended P.S. #49, the George H Thomas School in Rochester NY in the 1950's. I never knew who he was! This is very interesting information. I'm looking for a photo of the school.
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Hayesqs@eircom.net
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Ireland
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Feb 17, 2010 at 15:02:54
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An Irish Admirer
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craig.bak@hotmail.com
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Feb 17, 2010 at 07:52:34
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Next month, I will be flying to Atlanta where my daughter (Air Force Vet) and her fiancé (West Point Grad.) will pick me up and take me to the Chickamauga battlefield. I can't tell you how much I look forward to this.  It is heartwarming, yet somewhat ironic, how many now proudly claim kinship to Gen. Thomas. Time heals all wounds....just about. While reading many of the posts on this site, one in particular caught my attention. The poster referred to Thomas' decision to remain loyal to the Union as a "pity" and a "betrayal" to his family and friends, and of course by extension, Virginia.  The following should explain, perfectly, the Generals decision. The wording of the Oath may have been somewhat different all those years ago, but the essence of the Oath is undoubtedly the same: "I, George Henry Thomas, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God." May God bless the memory of General George Henry Thomas.
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craig.bak@hotmail.com
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Feb 15, 2010 at 19:56:36
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Gen. Thomas has always been one of my favorites of the Civil War. His nick-name; "The Rock of Chickamauga" spurred my interest of Gen. Thomas. A great General and a great American!
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supermaverick5@hotmail.com
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Sunday Feb 7, 2010 at 23:55:41
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I am a descendent of George Thomas. He is my great-great uncle. Thank you for creating such an informative site.
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mcgowan@alum.mit.edu
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PA US.
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Friday January 01, 2010 17:19:12 GMT
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grew up in MN, now NJ, but here in VA with Scott C., who's writing "The Battling Blacks of Butler, CO, PA". The Blacks put 14 men at arms in the Civil War, some in the 78th Pennsylvania, who we're following on the web. A number of their battles coincide with Thomas's command. A real hero, and, for me, a fresh lesson; Scott, OTOH is encyclopedic in favorable competition with Warner's "Generals in Blue", from LSU.
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rrekalex@aol.com
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TN USA
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Wednesday December 16, 2009 19:33:36 GMT
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Good and comprehensive site for Gen. Thomas. My great-grandfather commanded a Confederate infantry regiment from Tennessee and was well known for his opposition to secession. He decided he would not fight against his state nor aid invaders to dismantle and ravage it. Gen. Thomas, indeed, remained loyal but betrayed his family and neighbors in doing so. Pity.
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josephoconnor666@comcast.net
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PA Philadelphia
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Wednesday November 25, 2009 18:03:24 GMT
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Probably the greatest Civil War general. A truly unsung hero due to his modesty and short life. He was not a glory seeker only a great military general.

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bernardprice@hotmail.com
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England
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Tuesday November 17, 2009 10:20:20 GMT
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Just making a return visit to see what's new.
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tossleft@yahoo.com
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MA USA
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Wednesday November 11, 2009 17:38:00 GMT
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In my opinion one the the great civil war generals. I believe, contrary to many writings & opinions, Thomas was offered civil war commands and promotions, but refused them. He also refused a promotion of lt. gen. after the war. In the end, he was the only major commander on either side never to lose a battle.
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jsyellohammer@sbcglobal.net
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CA USA
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Tuesday November 10, 2009 02:27:52 GMT
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Best union general, did not blow his own horn in spite of being a Leo... Methodical and well organized, which saved lives...God bless his memory.
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Wandarichrdsn4@aol.com
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TX USA
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Sunday October 25, 2009 00:24:11 GMT
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Very interesting website, thank you for bringing this historical figure to our attention.
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saf4242@msn.com
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ID USA
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Friday October 23, 2009 00:43:13 GMT
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I'm a CW nut and General Thomas is my favorite character.
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rbt48@cox.net
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NE United States
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Monday October 12, 2009 21:11:11 GMT
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I've read two biographies of Thomas and consider him to be the hidden hero of the Civil War. I trust his reputation will continue to rise and that knowledge and respect for him will grow in time.
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graziano49@gmail.com
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FL U.S.A.
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Monday October 12, 2009 09:00:09 GMT
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A very great General and a very good site.
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danaugust1@aol.com
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IL USA
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Monday September 28, 2009 03:10:06 GMT
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With reverential respect for this great man, who symbolizes for me the largely untold story of the tens of thousands of southern born men who, from privates to generals, remained true to the union cause, many dying in its service....55 regiments of southern born soldiers were raised, from every state except South Carolina...over 100,000 served the union cause, many dying, many suffering the hatred of their own families for their fidelity...this is a story that deserves to be better known...and General Thomas is the outstanding examples of this unwavering courage and faithfulness to his nation....both sides fought with their own beliefs and honor, but certainly these loyal southerners deserve a more hallowed place in history....
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orr@ncicl.org
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NC USA
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Tuesday September 01, 2009 22:39:46 GMT
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After reading Borbrick's new biography of General Thomas I have found a new Civil War hero. Where could I get a copy of the picture on your website?
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sully918@gmail.com
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PA USA
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Sunday August 16, 2009 20:09:34 GMT
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I thought I knew a lot about the Civil War until the book show on C-SPAN last night 8-15-09 about a book on Gen. Thomas I must get this book. Is it out yet?
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Boblmusser@yahoo.com
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NC USA
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Sunday August 16, 2009 04:01:33 GMT
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The failure of Lincoln to appoint Thomas as Lt. Gen. over Grant caused thousands of men's lives due to Grant's continued assaults upon fortified positions is comparable to Eisenhower's failure to listen to Patton over Bradley in how to retake the lost land after the battle of the bulge.
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slogaraj@comcast.net
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IL USA
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Saturday August 15, 2009 16:53:02 GMT
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I was watching book TV and for the first time learned about General George Thomas and started reading about him. I was overwhelmed with amazement. Great General and great human being.
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civilwarsgt@peoplepc.com
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PA USA
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Friday August 14, 2009 09:59:14 GMT
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I am a re-enactor researching info, with possibility of portraying him.
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rprehm@cox.net
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AZ USA
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Tuesday July 28, 2009 23:28:52 GMT
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Four times in my life I visited Chickamauga battlefield. I have studied the Civil War as far back as I can remember. In my opinion General Thomas may well have been the best commander in the entire war.
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antifarb@hotmail.com
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MD
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Monday July 27, 2009 16:40:35 GMT
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In all the hero worship let's not forget that Thomas was part of a decision or possibly mistake of leaving Horseshoe Ridge while three Regiments were still engaged. If he was unaware of their presence, that spells negligence, if he was aware and left them to continue the fight while he got the rest of the army away, that spells cowardice. These regiments never received orders to quit the field and were surrounded and captured hours after Thomas had made his way to Chattanooga. A little piece of his legacy that seems to often be forgotten.
Christopher Wilson
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edgefam@live.com
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OH USA
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Sunday July 26, 2009 00:06:26 GMT
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Just learned of Gen. Thomas from a Smithsonian article. Working on learning more about him.
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dmitchclayton@windstream.net
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TX USA
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Wednesday July 08, 2009 15:12:06 GMT
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I recently visited Courtland, VA and saw a plaque with General Thomas' name inscribed. I knew that he was a southern-born Union officer from Virginia, but it was good to see that the plaque commemorated his birthplace.
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tourmaline27@aol.com
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NJ USA
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Monday June 29, 2009 17:20:18 GMT
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Dave ~
You may be right, about having to move the date forward.
Thanks for having the information on the....latest....GHT book.
I love the fact that more people will get to know who George was, and how he lived his life.
Can a George Henry Thomas t-shirt be far behind?
And I enjoyed the photo of George's horse standing on top of your nephew!
Take care ~
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tcablish@midrivers.com
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MT USA
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Thursday June 18, 2009 02:23:02 GMT
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Hello cado, Props for having a great site. I was looking for info about "The Rock of Chickamauga", specifically, the General's other nick-name. Now I have it, and even more interesting, a fine site to explore. I imagine "Pap" was bestowed upon him by his men as an affectionate form for a man of obviously great courage. Thanks to your site, I can further admire him for his strength of character. Even though I am a Southerner by political inclination, we both know there were courageous and honorable men on both sides, General Thomas being but one. Thanks, Timothy Cablish.
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Davidh@keiseruniversity.edu
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FL USA
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Monday June 08, 2009 11:40:58 GMT
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There really isn't a large body of writing re: George Thomas. I read "Master of War" and found it to be well done. Thomas was clearly the victim of a diverse, political and self promoting general officer core (more so than George Meade, for instance). We all have our heroes; however, I felt the author did a fair job of reviewing the career of a much maligned commander without appearing highly subjective or defensive.

For years I have felt that if the raw data was assembled and plotted showing (per battle) (1) number of troops commanded (2) number of enemy troops engaged (3) casualties (4) handicaps/obstacles to overcome unique each battle (5) objectives gained/achieved, Thomas’ war record was unmatched during the American Civil War.
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robandtinamarie@yahoo.com
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CA United States
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Monday May 25, 2009 03:48:07 GMT
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I'm currently reading the latest book on General Thomas. So far the author is pro Thomas at the expense of nearly all the other generals of this period. I do not think this approach does service to any of these individuals. Rob

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mary.dave@sbcglobal.net
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CA USA
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Sunday May 24, 2009 19:00:25 GMT
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As a member of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic,George H.Thomas Circle 32, I was delighted to find this website for some history of him. Thanks
Mary Huson
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eroth.wipetro@tds.net
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WI usa
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Tuesday May 19, 2009 18:56:46 GMT
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Best General in the Union. Just think if he had stayed with VA and Jackson would have lived.
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andrewccallen@yahoo.com
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OH USA
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Friday May 08, 2009 10:52:15 GMT
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I am familiar with General George H. Thomas. My ancestor was Henry M. Cist who wrote The Army of the Cumberland.
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pinponpaco@hotmail.com
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Belgium
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Tuesday May 05, 2009 09:02:01 GMT
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In 1965 during JAI EFFECUE EASTERN EXPRESS TRAINING EXERCISE NATO in Turkey with 3rd Paratroops Belguim, met soldiers of the 19th Cavalry who inherited the traditions of the Battle of Chickamauga. Thanks to the net, I seek to thank you and know more about the Chief General. The site is very well done.

Mr. Francis Vandevelde, Belgium


 
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MD USA
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Saturday May 02, 2009 11:50:31 GMT
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Thank you for all of the research and compilation that you have done in creating this site. I had just finished Benson Bobrick's new book on Thomas and laid it down feeling that I needed to learn more about General Thomas and you have provided many excellent links and reviews of books that I had to write to say thanks.
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gmoore45@roadrunner.com
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IL USA
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Thursday April 23, 2009 01:23:39 GMT
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Have recently "discovered" Gen. Thomas. A remarkable man. The recent biography Master of War by Benson Bobrick is definitive.
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mjswan@hotmail.com
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CA USA
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Thursday April 16, 2009 02:08:43 GMT
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Just got finished listening to a CD entitled "In the Face of the Enemy", (while commuting to work) which provided perspectives of the Civil War. Various authors contributed. A significant portion of the last CD was dedicated to specific personalities, and the one I found the intriguing was George Thomas in part because I had never heard of him, and also because of the obviously important role he played in the Union victory. We clearly owe much to his skill, bravery, and his persona.
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JWPowell122@carolina.rr.com
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NC USA
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Monday April 13, 2009 23:19:32 GMT
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very good info. Never knew about Him in school.

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MN USA
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Sunday April 12, 2009 05:55:17 GMT
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I just finished watching Benson Bobrick taking about his book on Geo. Thomas which sparked a new interest in the General. My Great Grandfather served under the General in the 36th Illinois Infantry. I did a google search and found your site. I very much enjoyed and appreciate the info you have shared. Thanks much.
 
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slynncole@socal.rr.com
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CA USA
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Wednesday April 08, 2009 21:31:08 GMT
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I just discovered recently that General George Thomas was my great grandfather's first cousin. My mother remembers her parents talking about the "Rock of Chickamauga," but she never understood its great significance. I will be traveling to Washington, D.C. in a few months and am really looking forward to visiting Thomas Circle.
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joande@sbcglobal.net
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TX USA
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Tuesday April 07, 2009 18:28:01 GMT
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General Thomas was my husband's ancestor, I would like more info on his sword.
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tourmaline27@aol.com
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NJ USA
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Saturday March 14, 2009 16:49:11 GMT
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Congratulations at having your hard work on GHT's behalf finally recognized with the 2009 Best Web Site Award.
Something along the lines of General Thomas waiting for history to do him justice......
But this has been a great GHT web site, long before 2009!
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momo@yahoo.com
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MD USA
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Friday March 06, 2009 01:38:13 GMT
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this website is very informational I love it

Miranda :)
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lolavampa@yahoo.com
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MN U.S.A.
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Sunday March 01, 2009 21:08:28 GMT
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I'm doing my homework and i thought this would be a reliable source of information.
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benso_construction@hotmail.com
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NY USA
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Tuesday February 17, 2009 17:35:22 GMT
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I admired the courage and patriotism of his man. As a southerner he stood by the union side. But  my great appreciation in this GENERAL is the fact he was the backbone of  the "Sherman march to the sea": He secured Sherman's back and sides from Atlanta to Savannah from the Rebel Gen. Hood.
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fredo@fuse.net
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KY USA
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Monday February 09, 2009 19:28:25 GMT
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I live in Ft. Thomas Ky. named after the great general.
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sirront@yahoo.com
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TX US
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Thursday February 05, 2009 12:57:09 GMT
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Congratulations on being selected a 2009 Britannica Best Website. You certainly deserve it. I have only recently discovered the vital part General Thomas played in the Civil War and am in the midst of reading everything I can get my hands and eyes on. It rankles me to know end that politics and personal jealousy succeeded in virtually erasing a great man's name from history. Thomas is a man that proves beyond a doubt that history can be contrived and molded to suit the desires of those less honorable. My heartfelt thanks for your gallant efforts to set the record straight. Seems there's enough intrigue here to make a great movie.
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bkthomas@jacksoncountywv.com
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WV USA
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Friday January 16, 2009 23:48:01 GMT
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George Henry Thomas is no mystery to Civil War historians. He is widely recognized as one of the top three Union Generals of Grant, Sherman, & Thomas. What place in this trio depends on your point of view. Thanks and keep setting history straight.
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Tuesday January 13, 2009 22:36:34 GMT
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You're right. General Thomas needs to be recognized for his contribution. I had never heard of him until I read one of McPherson's books, and it became obvious that unlike the huge majority of Union generals, this guy did little wrong throughout the war - he just kept winning his battles his way, and always with an eye out for his men. The self-promoters won the glory in the end as far as the history books are concerned, and that's a shame. Thanks for your website.

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ejsaffer@yahoo.com
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NY
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Sunday January 11, 2009 16:49:51 GMT
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Honor is the foundation by which all men should be viewed.
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JohbHeinz57@sbcglobal.net
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IL USA
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Saturday November 29, 2008 22:13:14 GMT
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I am a volunteer at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall in Aurora, IL. Thomas is one of four CW portraits inside of the octagonal hall. Few people know him, but I have been researching good stuff and may attempt a portrait or article. NPR had a fine radio talk on him--I did not catch the author.
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lhendrick@comcast.net
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NJ usa
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Wednesday November 19, 2008 21:33:56 GMT
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Thanks for your website!
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bernardprice@btconnect.com
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England
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Friday November 14, 2008 09:59:51 GMT
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Not visited for a while, nice to be back.
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rayaldaz@hotmail.com
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AL USA
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Tuesday November 11, 2008 01:28:36 GMT
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Great work on a great man. Gen. Thomas is my favorite Civil War Officer. It is a shame he is not mentioned in the same breath as Grant and Sherman (lesser leaders). A man of the south who stood up for what was right (Union). I hope all have the opportunity to stand on the ridge at Chickamauga and to think of the "Rock" and the service he provided a torn nation.
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kossakcpa@verizon.net
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NJ USA
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Tuesday October 21, 2008 17:02:33 GMT
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I am very happy to have found your web site. I have long been an admirer of Gen'l Thomas and recently found Cleaves' biography in Barnes & Noble which further enlightened me about Thomas' integrity besides his military prowess. I hope to get to the new (2007) bio very soon and I thank you for including a bibliography on your web site. It seems that serious students of the Civil War are aware of at least some of General Thomas' accomplishments but I would love to see a greater awareness of General Thomas among the general public so he can rightfully stand beside Grant and Sherman as those most responsible for Union victory in the war.
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mr_t714@yahoo.com
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CA USA
Date:
Thursday September 25, 2008 21:44:40 GMT
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Thanks for the informative website. I am related to General Thomas and have always been curious to learn more about him, but could not find much biographical material. Although he probably would not have liked it, the research you've done to help educate the world about this misunderstood and underrated hero is commendable.
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nanloval@verizon.net
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NC USA
Date:
Tuesday September 23, 2008 01:11:47 GMT
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Good website...Wish there were more like this..
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dpeterso@myclearwave.net
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MN usa
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Friday September 19, 2008 10:30:04 GMT
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Wanted to know about his sisters hanging George's pictures backwards - forever?
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angiethomas1972@yahoo.com
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NC U.S.A
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Tuesday September 16, 2008 23:01:53 GMT
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Great site! Why was he left out of the "main stream" history books?
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buddy.burch@gmail.com
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TX USA
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Wednesday September 10, 2008 20:23:36 GMT
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Very nice.

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nameistaken2x@aol.com
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NM USA
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Friday September 05, 2008 03:45:35 GMT
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was looking up possible relations
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sopeyjoe@eircom.net
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Ireland
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Saturday August 30, 2008 15:18:18 GMT
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What a great shame it is that General Thomas never received the respect, whatever about the glory, that he deserved. I've recently managed to pursue a long overdue interest in the Civil War and George Thomas' name shines brightly through the pages of history. War is always a terrible thing and civil wars particularly so but the actions of brave men should be recorded and acknowledged honestly. A remarkable man!
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jsmith2173@charter.net
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NC US
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Saturday August 30, 2008 05:49:54 GMT
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Enjoyed your site. I was researching Thomas and John Palmer as I have original correspondence between the two from 1864. It concerns Palmer's reluctance to serve under Schofield. These items are part of a collection that came from the Palmer estate. Some of them are on sale now on the Gunbroker site. They have a section for Civil War collectibles. If you know anyone that might be interested or if you could shed any light on these documents (they concern a well documented event of the late war) feel free to contact me.

Jerry B. Smith
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johnthomasbbb@yahoo.com
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IN USA
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Sunday August 24, 2008 05:07:43 GMT
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Great website. Thanks for recognizing an unsung hero.
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Buzzcook@Yahoo.com
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WA USA
Date:
Monday July 21, 2008 23:33:19 GMT
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I've enjoyed your web site since I first came across it. Thomas has been my favorite General for years and you do him justice.
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athomas404@juno.com
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GA USA
Date:
Tuesday July 15, 2008 15:01:28 GMT
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My Great-grandfather, Ananias Jackson served under General George Thomas with the Tennessee United States Colored Troops. They were instrumental in destroying The Tennessee Confederate Army under General John Bell Hood.
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Pangurcat@aol.com
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CO United States
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Saturday July 05, 2008 13:03:49 GMT
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I have signed in before. I have begun work on a biography of Thomas for the University of Tennessee Press.
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mountfolk2@yahoo.com
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NC USA
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Friday July 04, 2008 16:59:04 GMT
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One of our finest General officers. Badly treated by the Government. History has shown civil war scholars his steady genius of command.

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bear54x@gmail.com
Location:
ME USA
Date:
Wednesday July 02, 2008 01:22:27 GMT
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Great bio of General Thomas. If it were not for the "Rock of Chickamauga" many more lives might have been lost in the long run. He was truly a great Civil War leader and deserves more credit.
Eric
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rayace@interlog.com
Location:
Canada
Date:
Monday June 23, 2008 02:57:22 GMT
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The "UNION'S" version of STONEWALL JACKSON!!!
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forrestmcnamara@yahoo.com
Location:
NH USA
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Thursday June 12, 2008 19:24:43 GMT
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Just finished Shelby Foote's trilogy on the Civil War. By way of review, looked up "Rock of Chickamauga". Thanks for providing this site.

Email:
neiced@verizon.net
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MA USA
Date:
Sunday June 01, 2008 21:59:58 GMT
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I am looking to trace my family tree and I am curious if the general is related to me! any info would be appreciated. thank you, Neil a. Thomas
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drbarrett53@aol.com
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CA USA
Date:
Tuesday May 27, 2008 21:54:42 GMT
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First time here. My father on all his hats had a the pin with a bugle and number19. My father is passed, but I believe he was in the 22nd in Korea. I never met my father but I have come across many things about the Korean War. Thanks, Don Barrett
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USAAF4rdBG@webtv.net
Location:
DE USA
Date:
Thursday May 22, 2008 18:33:49 GMT
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Great site. How would you rate him in regards to Gen. James Longstreet?
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jthill61@verizon.net
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VA USA
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Saturday May 03, 2008 20:59:07 GMT
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I first heard about Gen. Thomas from Dr. Charles Bryant, Ex Dir of the Virginia Historical Society. He speaks fondly and eloquently of Gen. Thomas and piqued my interest.
I am a member of the Powhtan Civil War Round Table.
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dsellerssr@aol.com
Location:
CO USA
Date:
Thursday April 24, 2008 13:04:27 GMT
Comments:
I began learning about General Thomas in high school.
Email:
ferretboy123@yahoo.com
Location:
TN U.S.A.
Date:
Monday April 21, 2008 16:00:28 GMT
Comments:
George H. Thomas is my great great great grand uncle. My name is Chris Thomas.
Email:
gnation@suddenlink.net
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Thursday April 17, 2008 00:57:49 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for keeping this site.
Email:
hfmontgo@hotmail.com
Location:
United States
Date:
Wednesday March 26, 2008 21:02:52 GMT
Comments:
A fine soldier, who deserves more respect and recognition than he has been accorded. He stood by his flag when others would not.
Email:
mjfoster01@gmail.com
Location:
PA USA
Date:
Friday March 21, 2008 16:56:15 GMT
Comments:
I was researching a photo I have on a glass lantern slide of a young gentleman (in uniform). In seeing the photos on this website it is definitely a young George H. Thomas. In fact, looking a the autograph on the website, this photo appears to be "signed" by Geo. H. Thomas, himself! The photo also has the hand-written note "#97 So 8th St Brooklyn NY". Does anyone know the relevance of that street address? Was that where this picture was taken?
Great website! -- Mark Foster
Email:
taxitiffany@msn.com
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Thursday March 20, 2008 06:55:36 GMT
Comments:
I am so happy to find this page. I am an avid researcher on the American Civil War, as a hobby. My husband is a descendent of General Thomas, a nephew from his father's side of the family. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of info. out there about him. This was very informative. Thank-you, Tiffany M. Thomas
Email:
drdgb@cox.net
Location:
AZ USA
Date:
Monday March 10, 2008 06:06:23 GMT
Comments:
MGen Thomas served in a difficult time in US history. Especially the press of that era was harsh or vociferous, swinging widely and frequently without maturity or balanced thought. The treatment of Lincoln typifies the times. Grant actually praises Thomas highly in his personal memoirs, written as a terminal cancer patient years after Thomas passed. We may give thanks for the service of the best three generals who remained loyal to their oath...Grant/Sherman/Thomas. Fairly stated, the south had more competent generals overall-but Lee knew full well, as did Longstreet, that GRANT meant a new equation--especially established by penning Lee after three years of effusion in just over 40 days of hard fighting...
Email:
jcmarsh@widomaker.com
Location:
VA USA
Date:
Tuesday March 04, 2008 20:10:52 GMT
Comments:
Thanks very much for this webpage. It makes a great preparation for a lecture I'm attending in a few days at the VA Historical Society by Mr. Einolf, the new biographer of Thomas. The page is very well done and your review of the new Einolf book is as well.
Email:
billkramer66@hotmail.com
Location:
MN united states
Date:
Thursday February 28, 2008 17:14:06 GMT
Comments:
was shafted by grant & sherman
Email:
cutty175@sbcglobal.net
Location:
OH
Date:
Tuesday February 26, 2008 18:44:24 GMT
Comments:
Love the Rock!
Email:
texastwin827@yahoo.com
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Wednesday February 06, 2008 16:17:02 GMT
Comments:
Have enjoyed looking through all the info you have on Gen'l George Henry Thomas. In researching my own Thomas family (from SC) there is apparently a connection to his Thomas family, but I've yet to discover what it is. Amongst my grandmother's photos is a picture of Gen'l Thomas. Given that my grandmother (b. 1884) Thomas grandfather was born about the same time as the General, I suspect he may be connected through a sibling of the General's father, however I can find little info on his father's family. If anyone can help on this Thomas line, I would greatly appreciate it.
Email:
dbbjr829@hotmail.com
Location:
CA U.S.A.
Date:
Saturday January 19, 2008 22:22:51 GMT
Comments:
General Thomas is well remembered. His statue in the Capitol (Dupont Circle?) is a favorite.
Email:
sweetiepiele07@aol.com
Location:
GA USA
Date:
Wednesday January 09, 2008 03:30:02 GMT
Comments:
I really appreciate your website. =) I have to do a PowerPoint on outstanding civil war {union} generals and this was a very informative piece.  I admire your dedication! =)
Email:
kcrum@bellsouth.net
Location:
AL USA
Date:
Wednesday December 26, 2007 19:45:09 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for the web-site - always thought Thomas should have received more accolades than he received - fantastic web-site that you are included in -
Email:
tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Tuesday December 25, 2007 23:28:28 GMT
Comments:
Dave,
Thanks for recommending this new biography of GHT.  I found it to be an excellent book, especially (as you mentioned in your review) whenever there were pertinent quotes from actual letters that GHT had written.  That's a lotta' work for any author to do, but it helped to "humanize" the General. The maps were especially drawn clearly, and helped me to realize the strategy, and assorted troop movements ~ necessary to understanding why the battles went as they did. And the second copy of this book, purchased for a friend for Christmas, was a big hit, too!  Take care ~ Grace
Email:
kandjmel@cox.net
Location:
KS USA
Date:
Friday December 14, 2007 02:28:57 GMT
Comments:
My great-grandfather, Ezekiel Kohler Schwartz, 2nd Lt. 115th Illinois Vol. Infantry, was in Granger's Reserve Corps, called up at noon on Sept. 20th to support Gen'l Thomas. I have a typewritten copy of my GGF's diary, which confirms details. On Snodgrass Hill, the monument to the 115th Illinois, which fought gallantly, is next to the monument to Gen'l Thomas.
Kent M. Melcher
Topeka, KS.
Email:
schlaakjohnr@insightbb.com
Location:
KY Fayette
Date:
Sunday December 02, 2007 20:04:14 GMT
Comments:
Great site. I served as machine gunner, 1st platoon, Alpha Company, 3/22 Infantry, 25th Infantry Div. Last engagement, Battle of Nui Ba Den Moutain, Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, 8/19/1968.
Email:
editionspachman_1@juno.com
Location:
PA USA
Date:
Tuesday November 27, 2007 12:19:24 GMT
Comments:
As a minor student of the Civil War, and at age 71, I do not believe that I will graduate into the most knowledgeable class of masters of this subject in American History.  What perked my new interest in Thomas was an article in Smithsonian Magazine recently on the newsstand.

It truly is amazing that he and his distinguished classmates were basically the center of who's who in the Civil War.  It really is a shame that Thomas' demeanor allowed the other generals in blue to run over his good reputation as an excellent military man and a man of great virtue.

Al Pachman, Editor of the Philadelphia Evening Bull In The Tin.  Nearly Everyone I Know Reads The Bull In The Tin.


Email:
rraffanti@yahoo.com
Location:
IL USA
Date:
Sunday November 18, 2007 03:44:16 GMT
Comments:
George Henry Thomas - He isn't just one of the greatest generals of the Civil War - He IS THE GREATEST - hands down!!
Email:
s.donelan@insightbb.com
Location:
KY USA
Date:
Wednesday November 14, 2007 01:33:37 GMT
Comments:
As a native son of Fort Thomas, Kentucky (named in honor of Major General Thomas) and a member of your US military; It does me very proud to see such a wonderful website dedicated to such a great man.
Email:
large@lclark.edu
Location:
OR USA
Date:
Tuesday November 06, 2007 19:18:48 GMT
Comments:
A lovely site for one of the greatest unsung Americans.  I learned the story of Gen. Thomas 50 years ago in high school, from a history teacher who preferred heroes to mediocrities and "social history", and I have never forgotten it.  These days we produce far too few heroes who just stand and say "here".  Thanks again for such an inspirational site.
Email:
mzbriz@yahoo.com
Location:
NY USA
Date:
Monday November 05, 2007 17:56:25 GMT
Comments:
I live in the Albany area and visited General Thomas' gravesite yesterday. I was amazed at what had been done. The whole area was cleaned up and the tree branches from the tree had been cleared away from the monument. That is my recent picture of the monument on the webpage and will try sending an updated one. In addition, I grew up in Ft. Thomas, KY, so my association with General Thomas goes back a few years. My mothers maiden name was Thomas, but I don't think there is any connection. I wish there were. He was a courageous and gallant man.
Email:
daviddreyfus@yahoo.com
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Saturday November 03, 2007 19:22:21 GMT
Comments:
terrific job!
Email:
dnabors635@sbcglobal.net
Location:
OH USA
Date:
Friday October 19, 2007 00:14:40 GMT
Comments:
It is gratifying to learn more about General Thomas... think I have seen his name only a few times...so good to finally meet this great man.  Have been reading about his early life in Virginia.  We need more men like him in our country today.
Email:
jrosenberry@civilwar.org
Location:
PA USA
Date:
Monday September 17, 2007 17:07:07 GMT
Comments:
Great site! Thank you for the great resources!
Email:
BunlineSpec@aol.com
Location:
Burkina Faso
Date:
Saturday September 08, 2007 14:29:56 GMT
Comments:
I stated recently that General Thomas won the Battle Of Franklin. This was wrong. The commander at that battle was Major-General John S. Schofield. I confused the fact that many soldiers from the Army Of The Cumberland were detailed to serve at Franklin with General Thomas commanding them. He was their "spiritual commander" but the victory belongs to Schofield. In no way does this diminish Thomas in my view since at Nashville he inflicted the biggest defeat on an enemy army on a battlefield than any other general in the ACW.
Email:
BuntlineSpec@aol.com
Location:
Burkina Faso
Date:
Thursday September 06, 2007 08:21:16 GMT
Comments:
General Thomas was the only general in the ACW to destroy two enemy armies in consecutive battles, Franklin and Nashville. Despite their differences, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman admired General Thomas' qualities. Sure he was and is "The Rock Of Chickamauga" but he was more than that. Like General James B. McPherson his full stature in the public memory needs to be understood. I see this site as a fine attempt to do just that. I wish you luck!
Email:
cajackson_@hotmail.com
Location:
KY USA
Date:
Wednesday August 29, 2007 23:43:56 GMT
Comments:
Question: Did Gen. Thomas have problems with his Family because he remained loyal to the Union?  And did his Sisters I believe disown him?
Email:
dthomas@ktis.net
Location:
MO USA
Date:
Friday August 10, 2007 20:02:03 GMT
Comments:
I enjoy the website, thank you.
Email:
large@lclark.edu
Location:
OR US
Date:
Wednesday August 01, 2007 19:24:47 GMT
Comments:
Love the site! I've been a George Thomas fan since my 11th grade history teacher, an ex-military man, inspired me with him over 50 years ago. I also lived for a year right near the site of the Battle of Franklin. A fine website for one of America's greatest heroes. Best wishes, Don Large.
Email:
Fitzhugh28@verizon.net
Location:
PA USA
Date:
Wednesday July 18, 2007 15:17:23 GMT
Comments:
This man was easily the best general on both sides during the Civil War. John F. Sullivan.
Email:
yowlits@aol.com
Location:
CA U.S.A.
Date:
Thursday July 12, 2007 08:13:45 GMT
Comments:
Impressive web site. 'Pap' Thomas was indeed the best Union General. I had the opportunity to visit Snodgrass Hill last summer. You can almost feel the emotion and energy there. Every American should make it a point to visit Chickamauga when you happen to be in the area.
Email:
mbaskin1@juno.com
Location:
VA USA
Date:
Wednesday July 04, 2007 21:55:49 GMT
Comments:
Indeed, an American hero of whom we should know more.
Email:
ash_gilly@hotmail.com
Location:
OH United States
Date:
Thursday June 28, 2007 20:03:12 GMT
Comments:
I really like your website!! its awesome!!
Email:
Lbrucec@earthlink.net
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Thursday June 21, 2007 04:44:47 GMT
Comments:
I really enjoyed visiting your website and reading the history of Gen. Thomas especially since I recently visited the Cumberland area. I visited Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery. My Uncle was buried there in 1977 but there are many, many graves from Civil War Days. The Battlefield has been maintained as much intact as it was the 1860's as possible. Thank you.
Email:
lnholmes@centramedia.net
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Monday June 18, 2007 20:47:47 GMT
Comments:
The music selections are very good, are these available on CDs for purchase?
Email:
zakatak@charter.net
Location:
MO usa
Date:
Monday June 04, 2007 19:09:15 GMT
Comments:
Thank goodness for General Thomas. My great, great, great grandfather served in the 2nd Mo and fought there. Perhaps, because of Thomas, my ancestor survived the battle.
Email:
Tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Friday May 18, 2007 15:06:42 GMT
Comments:
Wow! George is mentioned 3rd out of 5 names,
in that verse of the West Point song "Benny Havens, Oh".
Things are lookin' up...... : )
Email:
dean@digitalpond.com
Location:
CA
Date:
Friday May 11, 2007 21:13:56 GMT
Comments:
Just read a Smithsonian article on "the forgotten general" and found your site most informative.
Email:
lhlattman@comcast.net
Location:
NM USA
Date:
Friday May 11, 2007 19:26:57 GMT
Comments:
Long overdue recognition. Thomas was a giant among pygmies! Keep up the good work.
Email:
Cohuwh@aol.com
Location:
MI United States
Date:
Thursday May 10, 2007 13:49:25 GMT
Comments:
I am doing a project on Thomas and just wanted to say what an amazing and important person he was.
Email:
ddhouston47@gmail.com
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Saturday May 05, 2007 18:55:09 GMT
Comments:
I deeply appreciate this site on Gen. Thomas, he is without a doubt, the Union's best General Officer of the Civil War.  Grant will always rank ahead of him because of where he fought. But Thomas will one day be valued above, Sherman, and Sheridan as he should be.  He was in my opinion the Union's best Strategist and Tactician i.e., Nashville and Atlanta, for example of his abilities.  I think if the Europeans had entered the War on the side of the South, Thomas's light would have been the brightest.  Bar None.
Email:
Tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Sunday April 29, 2007 23:07:57 GMT
Comments:
The Chickamauga Battlefield "presentation"
is a great addition to this web site, Dave.
Snappy music, too!
Email:
riker@gra.midco.net
Location:
ND USA
Date:
Sunday April 29, 2007 04:31:45 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for your site dedicated to the BEST civil War general on Either side. If Gen. Thomas had been commander of the army of the Potomac, I believe the war would have been over A LOT sooner and A LOT less bloody than it was. On the other hand, maybe the country needed all the blood loss to know what real war was really about.

Thanks again
Les Brumwell
Email:
imhyper_93@msn.com
Location:
PA U.S.A.!
Date:
Thursday April 26, 2007 23:18:50 GMT
Comments:
I really enjoyed this website it made me feel patriotic! Also, it really helped with the assignment I had to do on him.

Email:
600lmmedved24@students.olatheschools.com
Location:
KS usa
Date:
Thursday April 26, 2007 19:03:35 GMT
Comments:
I would like to know why he General George Thomas was so important that the whole country should know about him...what did he do that was different than anybody else in the war.
Email:
gkaney@itsevolution.co.uk
Location:
united kingdom
Date:
Wednesday April 25, 2007 17:37:20 GMT
Comments:
in 1967 I was in Norway with ACE MOBILE FORCES on a NATO exercise called winter express I was attached to an American unit.  In its title were the words THE ROCK OF CHICKAMAUGA Group.  Can anyone across the pond tell me if there was a unit with those words in the title.  I am trying to get in touch with a couple of the lads who served with that unit. I would be grateful for any information.
Email:
suebell112@yahoo.com
Location:
CT USA
Date:
Friday April 20, 2007 17:32:06 GMT
Comments:
I visited your website because I just re-read a story about Gen. Thomas and I was moved to tears over the courage and honor and beauty of this man. There are so few men of his stature and courage and all to often unfortunately they are relegated to the back row much as he was. There sometimes seems to be no justice in this world - even in history!
Thank you and thank The Smithsonian Magazine for bringing his story to light! His family SHOULD have been so proud of him.

Email:
banbruner@bellsouth.net
Location:
GA US
Date:
Friday April 20, 2007 15:47:01 GMT
Comments:
The more I learn of Thomas, the more I admire him and cannot comprehend the perversity of those who use convoluted arguments to diminish him.

Email:
palmedo@aol.com
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Friday April 20, 2007 12:38:35 GMT
Comments:
In 1956-7 my mother took me to an antique store in MT View, California. I saw a small locked gray case with wood strips on all 4 sides. It had the initials GHT on the side. There was no key. The shop owner told me there was a Civil War General's hat inside. I persuaded my mother to buy it for me. I pried it open, when I got home, it was a child's dream; a ceremonial hat; with ostrich plumes of red, white and blue, on top. It was a narrow black hat with fancy ribbonned, emblems on the sides. There was a portrait of a woman, decaled to the inside top of the box. There was also a compartment for epaulettes (which were not there). I remember looking up the initials in the library years later, and found it may have been G. H. Thomas's.
Email:
Tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Friday April 13, 2007 15:18:20 GMT
Comments:
I called up Bernie Vogel this morning. He's the Administrator at the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, New York, where Gen. Thomas is buried. We discussed the increased number of people who will now visit George's gravesite because of the Smithsonian article. The Board was already planning on doing some kind of restoration work to the marble grave marker; and said they have to be cautious, not to damage the marble finish. There's a very large pine tree to the left of the gravesite, which is why the grave marker has a lot of pinesap stains on it. Anybody planning to go to the Oakwood Cemetery should go to the office first, either to get directions, or to follow Bernie's car to the GHT site. There are hundreds of wooded acres, so you could get lost looking for the GHT site location.
But the effort is worth it..........
Email:
Tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Friday April 06, 2007 16:27:01 GMT
Comments:
After reading many postings here, I am happy to announce that since my ancestors came from Italy (Genoa and Campobasso in the Abruzzi region) I am probably THE ONLY PERSON....NOT...related to George Henry Thomas!!! : )

Email:
Tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Friday April 06, 2007 16:16:48 GMT
Comments:
Hello Dave. I'm still going nuts TRYING to find out anything at all about "Frances Lucretia." Total zilch so far......

In other news, go to:
http://www.ddot.dc.gov/ddot/lib/ddot/information/pdf/Thomas_Circle.pdf

This (if I managed to type this web site information correctly) is a three page "Adobe" story of the 2006 restoration/re-alignment of our favorite "Circle" in Washington, D.C. There are also postcard prints from 1888, 1915, 2000, and an artist's rendering for 2006. This was big news to me.

I hope that they also restored - or replaced - the missing bronze medallion seal of the Army of the Cumberland, of an acorn inside a triangle or a star.......

Thanks again for this great site, and take care.
Grace Rovegno Fleet

Email:
mwilliamson.lisa@virgin.net
Location:
York, England
Date:
Thursday April 05, 2007 21:12:00 GMT
Comments:
The greatest General of the whole war, treated shabbily by Grant and Sherman in their memoirs. A true hero who sacrificed his own personal life for the cause he believed in.
Email:
markwishinwell@gmail.com
Location:
CA us
Date:
Sunday April 01, 2007 20:21:50 GMT
Comments:
Gen "Tom" must be a pure professional!! Thanks for dedicating a website to him.
Email:
macmillanupland@verizon.net
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Friday March 30, 2007 17:19:02 GMT
Comments:
I am a Civil War Buff and possess an interest in the life of General Thomas.

Email:
richard.b.holden@us.army.mil
Location:
AZ
Date:
Tuesday March 27, 2007 17:34:08 GMT
Comments:
Thank you
Email:
littledraggon@gmail.com
Location:
LA USA
Date:
Monday March 19, 2007 02:37:14 GMT
Comments:
I am happy to find out about this exemplary man and officer.

Email:
lhlattman@comcast.net
Location:
NM USA
Date:
Monday March 19, 2007 00:05:04 GMT
Comments:
A wonderful website to a most deserving General. Thomas was a MAJOR general in more than one way.
Email:
swright4@bellatlantic.net
Location:
MA
Date:
Sunday March 18, 2007 14:55:07 GMT
Comments:
Although largely unknown to me, recently articles in Smithsonian magazine piqued my interest. I've found that Gen. Thomas was a principled individual as well as great Civil War General. A very interesting study!
Email:
dobbybill@ceva.com
Location:
VA USA
Date:
Saturday March 17, 2007 17:01:59 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for all of your detailed information on Gen. Thomas. I read the Smithsonian article and was interested in more about him. The next time I am in Chattanooga, TN I will be sure and pay more attention to places of battle where he excelled . Is the cemetery, where he answered the question, "Should we bury the fallen according to their (home) states?", still there to be visited?
Even though being a native Virginian, I was unaware of his sacrificial contributions to America.
Bill in Scottsville, VA
Email:
dicknlisa@sbcglobal.net
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Sunday March 11, 2007 04:10:07 GMT
Comments:
Don't know if you are aware of the latest (March '07) issue of Smithsonian magazine with an excellent article on Thomas. Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan were jealous, back biting weasels compared to this man who cared for the men under him.
Email:
starchief9@gmail.com
Location:
NY USA
Date:
Saturday March 10, 2007 19:47:20 GMT
Comments:
I live in Troy, NY and wonder where Thomas's wife lived in Troy. Did Thomas ever live here (except for burial)? David Graham
Email:
glennfelner@YAHOO.COM
Location:
IL USA
Date:
Saturday March 10, 2007 04:02:13 GMT
Comments:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESEARCH
Email:
svendthomas@verizon.net
Location:
MD USA
Date:
Friday March 09, 2007 16:34:52 GMT
Comments:
Your website is great, I'm looking for information for my husband.
Email:
texastwin827@yahoo.com
Location:
TX
Date:
Wednesday March 07, 2007 04:37:02 GMT
Comments:
I just sent you an email. Much to my surprise, you have a pic of General Thomas that is an exact match of one from my grandmother's family photos! Her maternal grandfather was a Thomas b. 1812 in SC so now we are wondering how the General connects to our Thomas line!

Email:
dubthomas@valornet.com
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Wednesday March 07, 2007 02:48:07 GMT
Comments:
Do you know where I can find a family tree for George Henry Thomas? I would like to know if there is a connection with my family tree.
Thanks, WG (Dub) Thomas
Email:
leifandmarie@sbcglobal.net
Location:
WI U.S.A.
Date:
Saturday March 03, 2007 21:24:08 GMT
Comments:
I've been reading Francis McKinney's biography of Thomas and am fascinated to learn about the great General Thomas and how history was nearly rewritten by Grant supporters. It's been said that Grant was a man who looked like he was determined to ram his head through a brick wall. Thomas would have used a sledgehammer instead and preserved a lot of lives. Keep up the good work!
Email:
jregan@du.edu
Location:
CO USA
Date:
Thursday March 01, 2007 05:05:02 GMT
Comments:
Until this month's Smithsonian mag, I'd not known of this remarkable man and leader. Also, interesting to learn about Sherman and Grant...both in Smithsonian and your site. Thank you. Jim Regan MD, Denver
Email:
joande@sbcglobal.net
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Tuesday February 27, 2007 17:12:46 GMT
Comments:
I would like to know more about his sword, especially a picture of it. It is my belief that Gen Thomas was a ancestor of my late husband, Capt. Walton Delaware Alley USCG

Email:
funger@sbcglobal.net
Location:
TX
Date:
Monday February 26, 2007 23:23:02 GMT
Comments:
Visited your site after reading Mar.'07 Smithsonian article on the general.
Email:
rhaynes@region18.org
Location:
CT USA
Date:
Sunday February 25, 2007 04:01:54 GMT
Comments:
My 3d grandson, will be named Thomas as a first name but after the last name of the great Civil War Union general, thanks to my Son-in-Law. So great to read General Thomas' story in the recent Smithsonian magazine.
Email:
jacooley@gmail.com
Location:
VA
Date:
Saturday February 24, 2007 04:26:56 GMT
Comments:
I should have mentioned that there is an article in the newest Smithsonian magazine issue about General George Thomas that peaked my interest. Which of the books that you recommend would detail his field tactics? The article claimed they were modern but didn't explain what he did. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I've driven by his statue many times without knowing his history but am happy to have finally learned about this great man.

Email:
jacooley@gmail.com
Location:
VA USA
Date:
Saturday February 24, 2007 04:14:09 GMT
Comments:
Great site

Email:
pbausman@verizon.net
Location:
VA USA
Date:
Friday February 23, 2007 21:17:09 GMT
Comments:
Great website. Have always had an interest in Gen. Thomas. My ancestor, Pvt George Coyner, was with the 89th Ohio Vol. who protected the General's back when he had to withdraw from the Chickamauga battle site, was captured and died at Andersonville. A notable sacrifice in light of Gen. Thomas' contribution to the winning of that dreadful war!

Email:
vtroyjoiner@msn.com
Location:
OR USA
Date:
Thursday February 22, 2007 20:53:49 GMT
Comments:
NICE SITE!

Email:
dmungerman@charter.net
Location:
MO USA
Date:
Wednesday February 21, 2007 22:40:51 GMT
Comments:
I find Gen. George H. Thomas to be extremely interesting
to say the least.
DGU

Email:
PGM6251@cs.com
Location:
MD USA
Date:
Wednesday February 21, 2007 20:43:32 GMT
Comments:
He is one of a short list of real Heroes.
Email:
raniva@tfb.com
Location:
CA
Date:
Wednesday February 21, 2007 04:13:58 GMT
Comments:
The only General to TWICE save an army from total destruction. Stones River and Chickamauga
The only General to totally destroy an opposing army.
Hood after Nashville never reappeared as an army.
Lee at Appomattox surrendered an intact army.
Johnston surrendered an intact army.
Email:
jthomas99@cinci.rr.com
Location:
OH us
Date:
Wednesday February 07, 2007 23:28:53 GMT
Comments:
Following family history.
Email:
shawnie.houston@mchsi.com
Location:
FL USA
Date:
Wednesday January 31, 2007 15:05:37 GMT
Comments:
I love this site.
Email:
m/m-srh@hotmail.com
Location:
OH U.S.A.
Date:
Thursday January 25, 2007 20:42:43 GMT
Comments:
This is pretty good for school.
Email:
bkhick@yahoo.com
Location:
NJ United States
Date:
Tuesday January 23, 2007 19:02:59 GMT
Comments:
Fine general. Not given his place in history.
Email:
host@chessdoctor.com
Location:
FL USA
Date:
Sunday January 14, 2007 02:36:19 GMT
Comments:
Wonderful site preserving the dignity of a real hero. Thank you for enabling me to download 5 different books to augment the 2 hard copies I have.

Bob Ogden
Davenport, FL

Email:
jedmarum21@yahoo.com
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Wednesday January 10, 2007 20:38:40 GMT
Comments:
Great site. Thanks for the effort.
Email:
banbruner@bellsouth.net
Location:
GA U S A
Date:
Thursday January 04, 2007 13:51:54 GMT
Comments:
Dave, I have just started exploring this site and find it fascinating. I have seen your posts on, I believe the CWW group.

Email:
kkc1nu@yahoo.com
Location:
AZ USA
Date:
Tuesday January 02, 2007 14:57:53 GMT
Comments:
Enjoyable

Email:
rags2@netvision.net.il
Location:
ISRAEL
Date:
Tuesday January 02, 2007 07:46:13 GMT
Comments:
Gen. George H. Thomas is a relative of mine and I am so happy to find more information on him. My Maiden name was Thomas.
Email:
halegang@earthlink.net
Location:
NC USA
Date:
Friday December 15, 2006 00:53:34 GMT
Comments:
I am a long time admirer of Gen'l Thomas--enjoy your site very much.
Email:
battlegrounds19@hotmail.com
Location:
NE United States of America
Date:
Thursday December 14, 2006 17:31:20 GMT
Comments:
great site
Email:
calcav@hotmail.com
Location:
MS
Date:
Saturday December 09, 2006 18:20:49 GMT
Comments:
Thumbs up on an excellent site. I've already recommended it to several friends. One note on the trivia concerning Johnny Clem the "Drummer Boy of Shiloh"; Johnny enlisted as a musician in the 22nd Michigan in August of 1862, four months AFTER the Battle of Shiloh. The little stinker!
Email:
dlitton55@peoplepc.com
Location:
OH USA
Date:
Tuesday December 05, 2006 22:00:52 GMT
Comments:
Like the web site. General Thomas is my Great, Great Uncle. I just had an uncle die here in Ohio who bore a very strong resemblance to Gen. Thomas. My mother is a Thomas. Thanks
Email:
wolfdog@homenetnw.net
Location:
WA USA
Date:
Thursday November 30, 2006 05:18:49 GMT
Comments:
General Thomas was a cousin to my Great Grandfather.
Email:
diemch@erols.com
Location:
MD USA
Date:
Wednesday November 29, 2006 02:44:01 GMT
Comments:
My favorite General.
Email:
miltonandmichele@hotmail.com
Location:
MD USA
Date:
Monday November 27, 2006 20:12:21 GMT
Comments:
Excellent and very informative site on a very important figure in the history of this great nation. I recently became aware that Gen Thomas may have been an ancestor of mine. I intend to investigate to the fullest of my abilities. I work approx. 3 blocks from the statue of Gen. Thomas at Thomas Circle in downtown Washington, DC and took some pictures to be found here: http://walksofmylife.blogspot.com

M.A.Delaney, III
Email:
dc beadman @msn.com
Location:
CO USA
Date:
Thursday November 16, 2006 11:55:46 GMT
Comments:
co B 1st 19th Inf 1973-1975 Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Email:
fun@civilwarfunfacts.com
Location:
IL USA
Date:
Monday November 13, 2006 01:45:11 GMT
Comments:
I have enjoyed your information about Gen. Thomas. It is refreshing to have a listen to the music you have provided. Thank you. I will put a link to your website in mine.
Thanks again,
Mark
Email:
geopclark@aol.com
Location:
KY USA
Date:
Saturday November 11, 2006 17:23:14 GMT
Comments:
Long an admirer of Thomas's character and generalship.
Email:
Tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Thursday November 09, 2006 16:25:01 GMT
Comments:
Hello Dave,
Does anybody know where a photograph of...MRS....George Henry Thomas can be found? Certainly not in any of the photograph sections of any of the GHT books that I have.
Thanks.
Grace Fleet
Email:
em2a@yahoo.com
Location:
MN USA
Date:
Wednesday November 01, 2006 03:19:48 GMT
Comments:
This is a good site for information of George H. Thomas.  I came across it when I had to do a report on the battle of Chickamauga.  Keep up the good work!
Email:
sherryfalter@yahoo.com
Location:
CA
Date:
Sunday October 22, 2006 18:09:10 GMT
Comments:
I am currently working on the genealogy of General George Thomas from Southampton Co VA. If there is anyone out there with information regarding this, please e-mail me.
I am going back to the earliest known Thomas ancestor, a William Thomas of Surry VA who died ca 1719. There are not alot of cousins etc related to General George Thomas;
a lot of folks claim kinship, but it's not so.

Thanks! Sherry Falter
Email:
Tourmaline27@aol.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Sunday October 15, 2006 22:52:17 GMT
Comments:
Hello Dave. I check in frequently to your web site; it's still the best on our boy, George! Maybe you would want to add this title to your GHT Bibliography list:

Bowers, John.....Chickamauga and Chattanooga, the Battles that Doomed the Confederacy.....New York.....Harper Collins.....1994.....
Keep this great web site, and thanks again.
Grace Rovegno Fleet
Email:
Caps7654@aol.com
Location:
IL USA
Date:
Monday October 02, 2006 06:59:44 GMT
Comments:
My grammar school on the North side of Chicago is named after Gen. Thomas.  It was opened in 1898. The school was closed in the 1980's and was converted into condos.  The entrance with the school name is still there.
Email:
sargessrg@wmconnect.com
Location:
KY Letcher
Date:
Monday September 25, 2006 19:05:00 GMT
Comments:
A Great man of the civil war.  I recently visited the Crossroads, a wonderful place.  Thanks
Email:
horntvedt@myway.com
Location:
MI
Date:
Wednesday September 20, 2006 13:09:36 GMT
Comments:
Great website. Lots of new info for me on GT.
We have a Family History relating to General George Thomas but I can't follow the line exactly and thought that you might have some Info on the Subject.
Here's what we know....
Hartshorn Thomas b. 1792 d. 1821
Edward Kirkbride Thomas b. 1817 d. 1906
Mary Williams Thomas b. 1847 d. 1917
Does any of this info tie into your own Thomas Family Trees?
Email:
pbausman@verizon.net
Location:
VA USA
Date:
Monday September 11, 2006 16:06:40 GMT
Comments:
I had a relative with the 89th Ohio Vol. Infantry-Co. D who was captured at Chickamauga and later died at Andersonville, and I have always had a keen interest in that particular battle and of course the "Rock".  I enjoyed your website.
Email:
cspiroff@state.pa.us
Location:
PA USA
Date:
Friday September 01, 2006 18:13:04 GMT
Comments:
I think I may have been on this site a couple of years ago. The subject alone makes the site great. I read General Thomas' bio a couple of years ago. I've visited his grave. Keep up the good work!!
Email:
rakersd@sbcglobal.com
Location:
IL united states
Date:
Sunday August 27, 2006 21:13:20 GMT
Comments:
I am a history major graduate, and Thomas was my favorite general from the north and Nathan Bedford Forrest was mine from the south obviously for different reasons.
Email:
dukedepew@msn.com
Location:
PA United States
Date:
Saturday August 19, 2006 03:04:50 GMT
Comments:
I enjoy the site very much. I only wish that more people were aware of the General's contributions to the war effort.

John Depew
Email:
BlueBlazer72@cox.net
Location:
CA
Date:
Saturday August 19, 2006 00:31:12 GMT
Comments:
Gen Thomas commanded my ancestors at Chickamauga.
Email:
smokeater32@hotmail.com
Location:
IA USA
Date:
Friday August 11, 2006 15:57:27 GMT
Comments:
I enjoyed your site very much. George is my great great uncle, and what you have done for his legacy and his importance to American history is great. Keep up the good work.
Email:
ddnomyar@verizon.net
Location:
VA US
Date:
Friday August 11, 2006 11:41:57 GMT
Comments:
Sending a little verse I wrote Re: Thomas and the Cumberlands, for my upcoming book "A Celebration of Valor", Civil War poems. Thought you'd enjoy it. R. Raymond, Roanoke, VA
Email:
judyflicker@comcast.net
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Monday August 07, 2006 05:50:00 GMT
Comments:
My great great grandfather was in the 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865 Company H and served under General Thomas. His Company was commanded by Captain Andrew M. Adams of Wayne County Michigan. I was looking for more information on this Company and where they fought.
Email:
ajsuper@evansville.net
Location:
IN USA
Date:
Thursday August 03, 2006 21:41:59 GMT
Comments:
Great site for one of the most significant figures in American history.
 
Email:
sharpsberg62@netzero.net
Location:
VA USA
Date:
Monday July 24, 2006 23:20:40 GMT
Comments:
I was principally responsible for having a memorial plaque placed at the General's gravesite at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y. I became so involved in writing the inscription for the plaque I inadvertently inserted a homonym: I used the word "lead" when I meant "led". No one else caught it either; whiteout just wouldn't work on a bronze plaque. At least when people wander by the gravesite they will know a bit more about Thomas than "...born in Southampton Co. Virginia, born-died, etc."
Charles Swanson, Ph.D.
Email:
rockynrobyn6@cs.com
Location:
NJ USA
Date:
Friday July 21, 2006 01:01:52 GMT
Comments:
I have always admired General Thomas. I first read about him as a child in a book by an author named Althsheler(sp.) entitled "The Rock of Chickamauga" Since then, I've read as much about him as I could and have educated my friends about him to an extent that I'm sure they find a bit eccentric.
Email:
pokeefe@pokeefe.cnchost.com
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Tuesday July 04, 2006 21:51:34 GMT
I have an interest in FT. Thomas KY but have little knowledge of the area
Email:
BlueBlazer72@cox.net
Location:
CA Santa Barbara
Date:
Wednesday June 07, 2006 22:32:56 GMT
Comments:
My ancestors served under Gen Thomas at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Email:
rtaubman@rogers.com
Location:
Canada
Date:
Tuesday June 06, 2006 18:44:52 GMT
Comments:
Good topics.
Email:
cjmoellersp@yahoo.com
Location:
MO USA
Date:
Tuesday June 06, 2006 02:39:42 GMT
Comments:
One has to look a little harder to find great generals for the Union cause. From what I've read, George Thomas, along with Grant, Sherman and Sheridan appears to fit the description.
Email:
snowshoeswanson@yahoo.com
Location:
MA USA
Date:
Thursday June 01, 2006 01:41:30 GMT
Comments:
One of the four greatest in the Civil War
Email:
mytrevi@netzero.net
Location:
TX us
Date:
Thursday May 25, 2006 23:46:47 GMT
Comments:
interesting
Email:
beadfield@poppyfield.com
Location:
NM USA
Date:
Thursday May 25, 2006 20:20:06 GMT
Comments:
I join the ranks of the George "Pap" Thomas fan club. The best general in the Union army was a Virginian. I'll bet that is hard to swallow for Grant and Sherman fans.
Email:
panthers801@msn.com
Location:
UT USA
Date:
Monday May 15, 2006 23:56:09 GMT
Comments:
B co 1/19 Infantry, Fort Benning Georgia, July-Nov 2001...The Rock of Chickamauga.
Email:
Francben3@alltel.net
Location:
FL Suwannee
Date:
Tuesday May 09, 2006 00:04:23 GMT
Comments:
Very interesting, enjoyed it very much.
Email:
shood321@aol.com
Location:
WV USA
Date:
Saturday May 06, 2006 14:53:27 GMT
Comments:
Congratulations on a fine site dedicated to my favorite Union commander. I am a collateral descendent of Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood, who studied under Thomas at West Point, served with him in the Second U.S. Cavalry Regiment on the Texas frontier, and was soundly defeated by Thomas at Nashville. I own the www.johnbellhood.org website. A story goes that after the war Hood called upon Thomas at Louisville, and respecting Hood's severely crippled physical condition, Thomas came downstairs and met with Hood, rather than have Hood climb the steps to his office. Although this seems a minor gesture, I believe it was indicative of George Thomas exalted personal character.
Email:
rubert@saunalahti.fi
Location:
Finland
Date:
Sunday April 30, 2006 17:22:28 GMT
Comments:
I like old music like there... Thanks nice site!
Email:
Keithpoly@bellsouth.net
Location:
FL USA
Date:
Sunday April 30, 2006 14:54:07 GMT
Comments:
It is only through another book that I reveled in the history of this fine Union General.  I believe Thomas was a Virginian who, contrary to his familial ties and birthplace, chose to remain loyal to the Union.  He paid dearly for this choice in terms of his family's disinheritance.
Email:
hanlewr@yahoo.com
Location:
GA USA
Date:
Saturday April 22, 2006 19:19:52 GMT
Comments:
Great information, helped me a lot.

Email:
stus_1@charter.net
Location:
MN USA
Date:
Sunday April 16, 2006 15:06:23 GMT
Comments:
Personally, I believe General Thomas is one of the unsung heroes of this terrible war. People like Grant and Sherman get too much credit because people have heard of them.
Stu Samsel

 
Email:
Lyndac1027@aol.com
Location:
NY USA!
Date:
Saturday March 25, 2006 15:45:31 GMT
Comments:
Where can I purchase the music listed on the web site? I teach grade 5 and would love to share with my class!

 
Email:
bass4hym@hotmail.com
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Tuesday March 21, 2006 20:44:50 GMT
Comments:
You're right. I never heard about Gen Thomas until I got to your website. And your site is well constructed.

 
Email:
Luvbosh@Yahoo.com
Location:
AL United States
Date:
Friday March 17, 2006 18:07:41 GMT
Comments:
I've really enjoyed this website. Reflecting on General Thomas is a pleasure to me: I like him. He had a heart and a lot of class. My first name, Sam, is in honor of an uncle who fought for the Union despite his being an Alabama native, as did his younger brother--my great grandfather.

Email:
brawnersfarm62@yahoo.com
Location:
VA Augusta
Date:
Thursday March 16, 2006 23:14:56 GMT
Comments:
I am a Coloradoan in Virginia and after a great deal of reading on The Army of the Ohio/Cumberland, and focusing on Gen. Thomas I've become a great admirer of his.  I am presently reading about the Battle of Perryville, where he wasn't as involved as he would have liked to have been, if I'm understanding Mr. Noe's book correctly, but greater things would come his way.
Any suggestions for a good biography?  Also if I were to visit Southampton, where would I go to get info on him?
Thanks
Jean

Email:
driainc@hotmail.com
Location:
IL USA
Date:
Sunday March 12, 2006 14:15:16 GMT
Comments:
I am pleased to find your website on Gen Thomas.
I have a friend who is passionate in his quest to bring the unknown truths of Thomas to light. I will send him a link to your site today.

 
Email:
judyannpars@yahoo.com
Location:
VA US
Date:
Saturday March 11, 2006 19:28:54 GMT
Comments:
I have enjoyed the music very much, esp the "Tunebook." My fav is "Lakes of Pontchartrain".  I also have enjoyed the Civil War Index.

Email:
princessbirdie2@aol.com
Location:
NE USA
Date:
Thursday March 09, 2006 16:48:32 GMT
Comments:
I like ur site b.c im doing research on him u rock !

Email:
rgak@aol.com
Location:
IA USA
Date:
Friday March 03, 2006 02:16:18 GMT
Comments:
After reading Shelby Foote's The Civil War for the 3rd time: and 60 other books, four years of Pre and Post retirement study of the Civil War, the General is probably my favorite and grossly unknown to the public. Thanks for the web site. Greg Stoltz

Email:
ddhouston47@gmail.com
Location:
TX USA
Date:
Tuesday February 28, 2006 01:36:28 GMT
Comments:
He was the best General in the North, bar none.  If Grant had been a bigger man, Thomas would be better honored than he is.  Still he stands head and should above the rest.

Email:
gorvthomas@sbcglobal.net
Location:
MI USA
Date:
Tuesday February 28, 2006 01:21:44 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for Major General George H. Thomas history.  My dad was Colonel George H. Thomas, US Army.  I'm Lieutenant George R. Thomas, B-17 Pilot of 8th Air Force, I'm only 81 years old now, but still interested in our history.
Thanks, again, George

Email:
basket_hoopstar@yahoo.com
Location:
GA USA
Date:
Thursday February 23, 2006 00:59:59 GMT
Comments:
I like this site.

Email:
hooperjwboro@comcast.net
Location:
TN USA
Date:
Sunday January 22, 2006 14:06:17 GMT
Comments:
Good site Dave, see ya at CWW

Email:
lilkritchey@wilkshire.net
Location:
OH
Date:
Wednesday January 04, 2006 18:16:30 GMT
Comments:
I just found this site because i was looking for good info on George Thomas and this is it so...yeah.

Email:
richard6989@sbcglobal.net
Location:
NV
Date:
Saturday December 17, 2005 03:28:08 GMT
Comments:
My great grandfather was in the army of the Cumberland and was at Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville

Email:
stephen_thomas@yahoo.com
Location:
FL U.S.A.
Date:
Wednesday December 14, 2005 21:22:34 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for keeping the memory of General Thomas alive! Largely because of this site, I have become fascinated with Gen. G.H. Thomas and I am rediscovering the Civil War from a different prospective.

Email:
david.r.reed-jr@boeing.com
Location:
CA USA
Date:
Tuesday December 13, 2005 18:45:26 GMT
Comments:
Good looking site!

Email:
opdunphy@charter.net
Location:
MA USA
Date:
Friday November 18, 2005 20:18:18 GMT
Comments:
This is a wonderful web page about a very important man in American history who is little known.

Email:
dthomas8403@hotmail.com
Location:
MS U.S.A.
Date:
Thursday November 17, 2005 00:12:58 GMT
Comments:
I am proud to say this great Civil War hero is my great great great Uncle. His youngest brother is my great great Grandfather. How cool is that!!!

Email:
pg2000@fastnet.com
Location:
KS USA
Date:
Tuesday November 15, 2005 19:36:44 GMT
Comments:
I had the 102,000th hit on your page. Congratulations.
-Pete

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