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Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, between 1860 and 1865
Major General George H. Thomas

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General George H. Thomas, Rock of Chickamauga, Was Born
July 31, 1816

Born on July 31, 1816, in Southampton County, Virginia, General George H. Thomas was known as "The Rock of Chickamauga." He got the nickname by defending the Chickamauga Creek in northwestern Georgia in 1863 during the Civil War. He then went on to win more battles for the Union. Doesn't he look "rock" solid in this old photograph?
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