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Dan Lunsford Dan Lunsford from United States wrote on March 26, 2020 at 11:11 am
Tue, August 10, 2010
centurion51@cfl.rr.com

Great site for a great soldier
Keep the Faith
WDL51
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Thanks for posting.
Soljerblue Soljerblue from Alabama, USA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 11:10 am
Sat, October 16, 2010
soljerblue@charter.net

Thanks, Pap.
h percy h percy from north carolina wrote on March 26, 2020 at 11:08 am
Sat, November 6, 2010

I read the biography and loved it. I wish credit was given where it was due. I don't look at Grant the same and already viewed Sherman as lacking in goodness and sanity.
scott freeman scott freeman wrote on March 26, 2020 at 11:05 am
Sat, November 13, 2010

Terrific site that has helped me with my Thomas literature search. My fellow Idhao Civil War Volunteers will enjoy the video when I share this in our newsletter.
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Scott,
Thanks so much for your comments.
Patricia Thomas Kretzmer Patricia Thomas Kretzmer from Pittsburgh, PA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 11:03 am
Thu, November 18, 2010
patkretzmer@hotmail.com

We cherish the memory of another member of the Thomas clan who faithfully served our country.
George Cassidy George Cassidy from New Canaan,CT wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:54 am
Sun, November 21, 2010
gcassidy@scmsct.com

I will take exception to the comment that he was the "greatest general Virginia ever produced," in view of R. E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, but he did everytghing he ever set out to do, including destroying Hood's Army of the Tennesee in detail. His family cut him off for serving the Union.
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Lighten up George. You are talking about a comment someone posted on 6/3/2010. I myself have never made that statement on this web site. Of course I may personally agree with him.
Gordon M. Thomas Gordon M. Thomas from Ruston, LA wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:51 am
Mon, December 27, 2010

Hello
I would like to thank you for this site. I am a descendant of the John Thomas family he was Gen. George H. Thomas's father.

George had a brother Benjamin R. Thomas that lived in Vicksburg MS. That is my linage to Gen. Thomas. Please if you know of any remaining Thomas’s your help would be appreciated.

Thank you Gordon Thomas
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The Benjamin Thomas family of MS and LA may be the closest link to Gen. Thomas left. Please email what information you have. Is there an Annie Thomas Fitzhugh, Nathaniel Thomas, Rosa Thomas, or a Lillie Thomas in your family history?
Richard Guida Richard Guida from Camden, NJ wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:49 am
Wed, January 12, 2011
ryszard2001@aol.com

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

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

While Gen. Thomas did not think much of Gen. Grant's war of attrition methodology, he always treated Grant with respect due the General in Chief. I agree they were both great men.
Larry Kuntzman Larry Kuntzman from Lake worth, Florida wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:46 am
Sat, February 12, 2011
kntzmn@cs.com

General George H Thomas was my grandmother Kuntzman's Grandfather. Her father was George H Thomas's son.
Ted R Thomas Jr Ted R Thomas Jr from United States wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:43 am
Tue, February 22, 2011
tedrthomasjr@gmail.com


I don't claim any relation to Gen. Thomas but proud to have the same last name as a man that stood up for what he believed in and did not succumb to many of the pitfalls other great men did.
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Thomas strongly believed in the concept of a great United States and while he knew in battle, a general must put his men in harm's way, he never threw their lives away as other generals did.
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas from Maine wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:41 am
Fri, March 11, 2011
jwthomas@usm.maine.edu

So what are people's thoughts on why Thomas stayed loyal to the Union instead of Virginia?
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here is a link to my thoughts on the subject:
http://generalthomas.com/why_thomas_stayed.htm
Bill Snyder Bill Snyder from Cookeville, TN wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:39 am
Mon, March 14, 2011
billsnyder2000@yahoo.com

Truly a great man!
John D. Bunn John D. Bunn from Newsoms Va. wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:31 am
Sat, March 19, 2011
jbunn@herc.com

I live a mile from his homeplace.
Mary Thomas Alltop Mary Thomas Alltop from Chicago, IL wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:29 am
Tue, April 5, 2011
malltop7883@yahoo.com

Thanks for this great site dedicated to my relative, Gen. Thomas. My interest in him, and in the Civil War, was renewed with the rebroadcast of Ken Burn's "Civil War" on public television this week.
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Thanks for your message.
Barb Luker Barb Luker from Maineville, OH wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:25 am
Tue, April 5, 2011
b925366@yahoo.com

I grew up in a small town in Northern KY named for General Thomas: Fort Thomas. The fort was built (and not named) to protect the city of Cincinnati, OH (just to the north across the Ohio River) from possible attack by the CSA. Unfortunately, the fort was not as successful as General Thomas: Cincinnati was raided by Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his cavalry during the war. Morgan frightened everyone in the area, but did not do much dammage and retreated back to KY. The fort and the town that grew up around it was named for Thomas after the war. There are two other forts (& towns) in No. Ky buit for the same reason and also named for Union Generals: Ft. Mitchell and Ft. Wright.
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Thanks for the information on Fort Thomas.
James LaLone James LaLone from Lincoln Park Mi wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:22 am
Fri, April 29, 2011

General George Henry Thomas is my great great cousin on my moms side of the family I cant learn enough about him thanks for the website.
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Thanks for visiting the site.
Mike Mike from NJ wrote on March 26, 2020 at 10:16 am
Sat, May 28, 2011
sfleis2@aol.com

Thanks for the website. I hope to make it to his grave someday.
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Thanks for the note. I hope to make it to the Oakwood Cemetery one day also. I know a lady who visits the place when she can, and reminds the staff if anything is amiss.
Colleen Campanelli Colleen Campanelli from Rochester, NY wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:48 am
Tue, May 31, 2011 19:41

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

Notes Picture caption: George H. Thomas School No. 49. Source: A history of the public schools of Rochester, New York, 1813-1935. Rochester (N.Y.) Board of Education, 1935. Click for image http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag/rochpublib/rpf/rpf01/rpf01382.jpg
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Thank you so much for this photo.
Imoukhuede Oise Imoukhuede Oise from Nigeria wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:43 am
Mon, June 6, 2011 08:54
moukman@yahoo.com

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

That said, I regard Thomas as the outstanding general of the war, CSA or Union. He deserves better treatment from historians 🙂
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Michael K. Smith Michael K. Smith from North Mankato, MN wrote on March 26, 2020 at 8:40 am
Sun, June 19, 2011 06:37

Thanks for this website. I am a descendant of General Thomas on my mother's side and am just recently learning more about this amazing leader. Keep up the good work.
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