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George Thomas: Virginian for the Union (Campaigns and Commanders #13)

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One of the North’s greatest generals—the Rock of Chickamauga

Most Southerners in the U.S. Army resigned their commissions to join the Confederacy in 1861. But at least one son of a distinguished, slaveholding Virginia family remained loyal to the Union. George H. Thomas fought for the North and secured key victories at Chickamauga and Nashville. Thomas’s wartime experiences
Paperback, 356 pages
Published January 29th 2010 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published November 1st 2007)
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Jun 15, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Rock of Chickamauga" deserves a rock solid biography of his life and times--and this book succeeds nicely. Thomas was viewed as a traitor by some in his family. However, he remained loyal to the Union, even though by birth a Southerner, when the Civil War broke out.

This book is a fair work on his life and especially his Civil War career. Where he sparkled, as at Chickamauga (even though he did make some mistakes) or Nashville, the book accords him ample credit. Where he stumbled, the book r
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