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Wills, Brian Steel, 1959-
George Henry Thomas : as true as steel / Brian Steel Wills
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E467.1.T4 W55 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870
Subject(s) Generals -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States. Army -- Biography
Subject(s) Unionists (United States Civil War) -- Virginia -- Biography
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Thomas, George Henry, 1816-1870 -- Military leadership
Physical Description xii, 585 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 545-566) and index
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

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