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David Perry David Perry from Lawrenceburg, KY wrote on June 25, 2021 at 12:21 pm
Dave - Great to hear from you - I actually have a copy of the Smithsonian magazine and was absolutely thrilled to see the painting in the article - (I actually found the magazine at a nursing home where my great-aunt resided shortly after it was published!!) Rudy would have loved it - and knowing him he probably would have liked to have had a picture of his statue of Thomas included in the article - he was justifiably proud of it and the man it represented.
Admin Reply by: admin
I am so glad that you have copy of the article on General Thomas with the painting. The Smithsonian researcher did send me a courtesy copy. I also have a link to that Smithsonian article "Catching Up with Old Slowtrot" on the Bibliography page.
David Perry David Perry from Lawrenceburg, KY wrote on June 18, 2021 at 12:36 pm
To Dave M and or staff of General Thomas website:
I want to express my great appreciation to you for your magnificent work on this website and its honoring of General Thomas - his life and his devotion to our country deserve the upmost praise. I have no doubt my good friend Rudy Ayoroa (Rest in Peace) - who sculpted the statue of Thomas that is in Lebanon, KY and painted the "Thomas at Chickamauga" that is on your website, would be equally as praiseworthy of what this website offers to future generations and the debt this nations owes to General Thomas (and those who served with him).

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

I hope you have read the Smithsonian Magazine article on General Thomas that featured the painting "Thomas at Chickamauga". A researcher found the painting on my site and asked permission to use it. I gave them the last email I had for you and I'm sure they tried to contact you. They did give you and Rudy proper credit.
-Dave

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/catching-up-with-old-slow-trot-148045684/
Carlos Cometto Carlos Cometto from Lexington, SC wrote on June 1, 2021 at 10:24 am
Unfortunately, I had never heard of Gen. Thomas. It is so sad that such a great and honorable patriot was a victim of "cancel" culture by just about everybody in his days. Southerners hated that the best general of the Civil War was a Virginian fighting for the Union, so they invented Lee. Northerners did not like the same thing, so they had Grant and Sherman. There needs to be a visit to the fountain of patriotism that was this gentleman. We would learn a lot about what patriotism really is.
Admin Reply by: admin
Thank you for your considered thoughts.
Richard Griffin Richard Griffin from Paris, TN wrote on May 28, 2021 at 3:55 pm
General Thomas deserves a movie made about him, his life, and service to this country. I will make a movie one day about the greatest general of the Civil War, George H. Thomas. People need to know about this man and how his contribution saved our country.
Admin Reply by: admin
What an excellent idea.
Michael Bezek Michael Bezek wrote on July 28, 2020 at 10:25 am
The most sublime form of poetic justice would be to change the name of Fort Bragg to Fort Thomas. Bragg may have won the battle at Chickamauga, but Thomas won the glory!
Admin Reply by: admin
Good point. Thanks for the comment.
The then Lt. Thomas served under Capt. Bragg during the Mexican War and commanded a light cannon in Bragg's Flying Artillery. Thomas dashed from one hot spot to another in the Battle of Buena Vista saving the day. He was mentioned in dispatches and earned a brevet promotion.

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

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

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

Excellent site with really good info. Cavalry Generals never die, they just go to Fiddlers Green! I invite you to hook up with the Military around the World web-ring. Your site would be a nice addition.

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/1704/ring.html
Keep up the great work. Regards, SFC B. (Dark Patriot)
shackettb shackettb from MI wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm
shackettb@hotmail.com
Wednesday March 25, 1998 07:28:13 GMT

Just saw your page on Maj. General Thomas and like it well, your bibliography is well-done, the annotations very helpful. One comment on your chronology page, Gen. Thomas was actually age 36 at the time of his marriage to Frances Lucretia Kellogg on 17 Nov 1852, his date of birth being 31 July 1816. Nice page!
Scott A. Tackett Scott A. Tackett from NY wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:10 pm
sat46@worldnet.att.net
Sunday March 29, 1998 13:37:51 GMT

Small Error:

"Later when Robert E. Lee became Commandant,"(Superintendent) Good historic website, very nicely presented and well researched. Scott A. Tackett Sr. (US MILITARY ACADEMY, West Point, NY)
Daniel J Kelley Daniel J Kelley from CA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:08 pm
daniel.j.kelley@boeing.com
Thursday April 09, 1998 22:08:22 GMT

Dave:
Pretty nice site. Thomas looks like he could have been an engineer at Boeing had he not been a Civil War General. Looks like a Systems Engineer to me. Dan
scirocco scirocco from PA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm
scirocco@prodigy.net
Thursday April 30, 1998 00:29:37 GMT

This is a surprise. I have been a fan of George H. Thomas after buying an autograph letter written by him (before the Civil War days).
Frank Frank from CA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:58 am
frankoka@worldnet.att.net
Friday May 01, 1998 21:04:03 GMT

Dave,
You did this? This is great. I'm impressed.
kirstein kirstein from IA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:57 am
kirstein@worldnet.att.net
Saturday May 02, 1998 01:08:02 GMT

Hi, visited your page from the Top Ten List. Hey, we're on there too. Nice page.
admin admin from MA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:56 am
Seraphim5@worldnet.att.net
Saturday May 02, 1998 21:30:41 GMT

Phenomenal web site! Glad I stopped by!
Keith Martin Keith Martin from HI wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:55 am
keith.martin@att.net
Sunday May 03, 1998 08:47:29 GMT

Gee, whiz this is a great website!!! I'm a history buff & could spend all day here! Very impressive. Do you ever stop by a newbie's site & give helpful hints or critiques? My URL is http://home.att.net/~keith.martin I started a homepage a week ago & am looking around at other people's sites. You have truly inspired me! Thanks for such a great contribution & I'll come back just to listen to the music! KM
KimGolding KimGolding from NV wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:54 am
KimGolding@Yahoo.com
Friday May 15, 1998 00:56:03 GMT

Great Site ! I am new at this, and just surfing around to get some ideas. Come visit us at our home page, and make sure to join our Community, Las Vegas Locals and Friends.
DThomas DThomas from TX wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:52 am
DThomas@fpc.cc.tx.us
Monday May 18, 1998 11:44:56 GMT

Gen. Thomas is a great,great,great Uncle of mine. Any Information that I can get on him would be greatly appreciated. This web-site was very educational. Thanks
Beto.Deb.Barajas Beto.Deb.Barajas from AZ wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:50 am
Beto.Deb.Barajas@worldnet.att.net
Tuesday May 19, 1998 05:39:34 GMT

I'm impressed. We just got on the internet and I have no idea how you make music play and put photos on , or even make a web page. I guess it will just take some time. Congratulations on your award.