Rock of Chickamauga: The Life of General George H. Thomas

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General George H. Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga" of the history books, was a Virginian who chose the northern side in the Civil War. While Thomas was considered a traitor by his family, his military superiors regarded him with a certain mistrust because of his southern background. Nonetheless, Thomas was prominent in the battles of Mill Springs, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, and Nashville, and was immortalized at Chickamauga, where he tenaciously held the field until ordered ...

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Overview

General George H. Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga" of the history books, was a Virginian who chose the northern side in the Civil War. While Thomas was considered a traitor by his family, his military superiors regarded him with a certain mistrust because of his southern background. Nonetheless, Thomas was prominent in the battles of Mill Springs, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, and Nashville, and was immortalized at Chickamauga, where he tenaciously held the field until ordered to withdraw.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806119786
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1986
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,435,406
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Freeman Cleaves, who is also the author of Rock of Chickamauga: The Life of General George H. Thomas (University of Oklahoma Press), was a member of the editorial staff of Financial World) but his avocation for many years has been research in American history, especially Civil War history. Mr. Cleaves was educated in Bates College, the University of New Hampshire, and Harvard University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2008

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    A well written, balanced biography of George Thomas one of the most underrated tactical generals of the American Civil War. Because of his Virginia birth he was shunned by his family for his ¿treachery¿ in remaining with the union but for the same reason was considered as of suspect loyalty by some northerners, most especially politicians. Solid describes his physique and his character. He his stand on Snodgrass Hill saved the Union army at Chickamauga. Although he was idolized by his men, he was often treated shamefully by U.S. Grant who always tried to make his favorites (Sherman and Sheridan for example) appear in the spotlight but the man never wavered in his support of the union.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    Rock of Chickamauga,The Life of General George H.Thomas

    This book has many great info you need.For instance he got hit by a arrow and took it out.Plus more fascinating info.If you love Bios I recemend this book.Enjoy this fascinating book by Freeman Claves.

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