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mp7272 mp7272 from VA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:32 am
mp7272@aol.com
Friday September 18, 1998 02:11:35 GMT

Hello. Thanks for the great page. I have been a Thomas fan for many years. In fact a very good friend of mine is doing research for a book on Thomas. We visited the Thomas grave, in the Kellogg plot, in Troy, NY this last July.

My friend sees Thomas' performance, at Chickamauga, as one of the few major decisive moments of the war. Had Thomas not held and Rosecrans not given time to form a defensive line at Chattanooga, the Federals would have been fofced backacross the Tennessee River towards Nashville. This would have meant another campaign to take Chattanooga, and another Tullahoma. This would take time, time which would mean that Sherman's campaign for Atlanta, and it's subsequent capture. If this had been delayed past the November elections, the outcome of those elections would have speculative at best. See ya.
cspirof cspirof from PA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:27 am
cspirof@dli.state.pa.us
Wednesday September 23, 1998 17:27:58 GMT

Nice Site! I just finished Francis F McKinney's

"Education In Violence", a bio of Thomas and a history of the Army of the Cumberland. Thomas, probably unheard of by most Americans, was a key figure of the Civil War and a great general. Virginia's loss was America's gain!
rl-smith rl-smith from IL wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:26 am
rl-smith@uiuc.edu
Sunday October 04, 1998 10:45:47 GMT

Thank you for honoring General Thomas, he was the best yet is often overlooked
Marlene456 Marlene456 from NV wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:25 am
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Wednesday October 21, 1998 20:07:25 GMT

Interesting site!
craske5353 craske5353 from MA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:23 am
craske5353@aol.com
Thursday October 22, 1998 23:09:52 GMT

My g-great grandfather served under Thomas while a in the 72 indiana mounted infantry.
bolandht bolandht from VA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:20 am
bolandht@juno.com
Saturday November 28, 1998 01:07:16 GMT

Great, even fantastic.
admin admin from TX wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:19 am
na_s@excite.com
Wednesday December 09, 1998 02:46:43 GMT

A great web site in memory of a great general
George R. Thomas George R. Thomas from MI wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:18 am
grorvbthomas@novagate.com
Wednesday December 09, 1998 03:18:35 GMT

My fathers name was George H. Thomas, and we've always admired The General and we are always finding stories about him. We may not be related to him but he means a lot to this country! Thanks for your info on him!
HaaDriver1 HaaDriver1 from VA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:15 am
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Friday January 15, 1999 00:37:58 GMT

great site, keep up the good work.
sai2001 sai2001 from IL wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:14 am
sai2001@aol.com
Saturday February 06, 1999 18:43:27 GMT

Hi, searching for MO. state militia soldier of "E" Co., 2nd regiment of Cavalry MSM mustered out? by Gen. Thomas?
ECLNY ECLNY from NY wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:14 am
ECLNY@WEBTV.NET
Monday January 25, 1999 14:30:31 GMT

THIS WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE VISIT. I HAVE SAVED THIS SITE FOR FUTURE VISITS. LOVED THE MUSIC PAGE.
hcthom hcthom from MN wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:13 am
hcthom@lakesnet.net
Tuesday February 16, 1999 02:50:23 GMT

Really like your page, great picture. My family includes a Thomas line, but I have not as yet been able to tie it to the General. I welcome any mail on the Thomas family.
northlts northlts from PA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:12 am
northlts@icubed.com
Monday March 15, 1999 01:54:19 GMT

Greetings: I am delighted to have happened upon the General's website. I am researching Dr. Mary Edwards Walker for living history performances and re-enactment. Need answers to many questions: did General Thomas actually commission her? Was she regarded as Lieutenant and did her uniform reflect such? I would appreciate guidance.
dean.johnson16 dean.johnson16 from ND wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:12 am
dean.johnson16@gte.net
Friday March 05, 1999 04:23:51 GMT

Descendent of Major Gen. George H. Thomas.
jontakhli jontakhli from WA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:11 am
jontakhli@msn.com
Thursday March 25, 1999 20:09:57 GMT

Excellent site. It honors an excellent man. It makes me want to learn more about him.
pnburke pnburke from NH wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:10 am
pnburke@aol.com
Wednesday April 14, 1999 01:40:18 GMT

I have always liked Thomas because he put his country first. He was a southern unionist, he could see the right .Why couldn't Robert E. Lee?
paulmercado paulmercado from CA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:09 am
paulmercado@yahoo.com
Tuesday May 11, 1999 20:28:04 GMT

This website is absolutely fabulous...I mean...who knew that the ol' Rock of Chickamauga went by the nickname "pap" now that's good stuff!
Robert Dubh Nianque Robert Dubh Nianque from NY wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:08 am
mysticwanderer@poboxes.com
Saturday May 15, 1999 21:11:18 GMT

Was born in Syracuse, west of Troy, but now live along the
Alabama-Georgia border. From what I've read about the General, he and his brother did get along; his sisters,
though, disowned him after he chose to fight for the Union.

While both belittled him, Grant and Sherman depended on Thomas to cover their backsides. And 'Old Pap' never let them down.

Thank you for a great site. I'm sure General Thomas would
approve.
Squeezlie Squeezlie from KY wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:07 am
Squeezlie@aol.com
Saturday June 19, 1999 16:00:42 GMT

Would like more info on the General. I grew up in the city named after him.
rmeiser rmeiser from VA wrote on April 1, 2020 at 11:06 am
rmeiser@cwixmail.com
Monday June 21, 1999 15:41:19 GMT

Retirement has enabled me to research some ancestral Civil War History, which has focused my interest on General Thomas. My grandfather's uncle died on the field at Resaca under Thomas with the 88th Indiana Infantry Vols. After about my sixth book it appears plain that the War was won in the West, and that Thomas' role was the most critical one played. Thus, if he had not saved the Rosecrans army at Chickamauga, then probably Chattanooga would have been lost, then Atlanta would never have taken place, then Lincoln probably would not have been reelected, etc. The sad part is, though now a satisfied resident of Virginia, the State has never recognized Thomas' greatness. Something should be done about that, I am thinking.

What a wonderful find, this web site. Congratulations to its maker.