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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?
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 page is packed with information not found elsewhere.
PMOADE PMOADE from FL wrote on April 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm:
Saturday March 14, 1998 14:02:12 GMT

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

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

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

Small Error:

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

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:
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:
Friday May 01, 1998 21:04:03 GMT

You did this? This is great. I'm impressed.
kirstein kirstein from IA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:57 am:
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:
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:
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 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:
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:
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:
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.
christiano christiano from CA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:49 am:
Saturday May 23, 1998 19:47:33 GMT

WESOME SITE! love civil war history. thanks for making a very interesting resource.

please come take a look at my site:
thanks, john
LEWISPOFF LEWISPOFF from VA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:47 am:
Tuesday May 26, 1998 09:23:57 GMT

Being a native Virginian, and a Civil War Buff is has always bother me that Thomas's role in the Civil War is also forgotten today. It is very nice to see a home page dedicated to him.

Thank you
rmartin rmartin from MO wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:46 am:
Monday June 22, 1998 16:35:33 GMT

I am the wife of R Martin but do alot of research for family history. Wonderful information on the Commander of my great grandfather,Jesse Moses Bumgardner, who was

in McDonald's Comp. under Thomas when he won against Hood.
This piece of information I knew briefly from his records, but to see it all in order. Brilliant....Thank you for all your work and research. Bonnie Martin of the MO Ozarks
admin admin from NY wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:45 am:
Monday June 29, 1998 11:24:15 GMT

I am glad to see the best general our country had on the Union getting some recognition. He is buried 50 miles east of me in Troy. I plan on visiting his gravesite. Few people in this area even know who this great man is, or his accomplishments! THANKS!!