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George Henry Thomas : as true as steel / Brian Steel Wills

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Author:
Wills, Brian Steel 1959-  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, George H (George Henry) 1816-1870  Search this
Thomas, George H (George Henry) 1816-1870 Military leadership  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 585 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Virginia
Date:
2012
Civil War, 1861-1865
Contents:
Young George (1816-1840) -- First Duties (1840-1845) -- "Under fire" in Mexico and Virginia (1845-1848) -- New Frontiers (1848-1854) -- The West Beckons (1854-1860) -- Duty Calls (1860-1861) -- Keeping the Blue in the Bluegrass (August 1861-January 1862) -- A Difficult Interlude (February 1862-January 1863) -- "The Rock of Chickamauga" (February-October 1863) -- Redemption at Missionary Ridge (October 1863-January 1864) -- The "Wheel Horse" Pulls for Atlanta (February-September 1864) -- Biding Time in Tennessee (September-December 1864) -- The "Sledge" Hammers Hood (December 15-31, 1864) -- A Different Kind of War (January-May 1865) -- An Exasperating Peace (May 1865-December 1866) -- Final Stages (1867-1868) -- Thomas's Last Battles (1869-1870) -- Epilogue: What History Has Done
Summary:
"Although often counted among the Union's top five generals, George Henry Thomas has still not received his due. A Virginian who sided with the North in the Civil War, he was a more complicated commander than traditional views have allowed. Brian Wills now provides a new and more complete look at the life of a man known to history as 'The Rock of Chickamauga, ' to his troops as 'Old Pap, ' and to General William T. Sherman as a soldier who was 'as true as steel.'"-- Provided by publisher.
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Unionists (United States Civil War)  Search this
History  Search this
Campaigns  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005578