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Autographed CDV of Maj. Gen. Geo. H, Thomas

With "Morse's, Nashville" imprint and blue-green two cent revenue stamp, ink signed beneath portrait, "Geo. H. Thomas/Maj Genl USA."

George Henry Thomas (1816-1870) graduated West Point in 1840, in a class that included among many notables W.T. Sherman. He saw nearly constant skirmishing after graduation, primarily fighting Indians (from Florida to California) and Mexicans (both in Texas and the Mexican War), other than a few years teaching at USMA. He was wounded by Indians in 1860 and forced to take a leave of absence to recover.

He watched as events unfolded in late 1860 and early 1861, finally giving up his leave and reporting for duty at Carlisle on 14 April, less than 48 hours after the first shots were fired at Ft. Sumter. He became one of the ablest Generals of the war, though not nearly the household name that some of his classmates made for themselves, for a time serving as Sherman's second in command.

Although thought by some to be too slow to command, Thomas's service at Chickamauga suggested that maybe "steady" or "resolute" would be better adjectives. In December 1864 "The Rock of Chickamauga" defeated Hood's army before Nashville thus ending large scale operations in the western theatre. Thomas died on active duty in California in March 1870.

Condition:CDV near EXC with sharp corners.

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,293
06/11/2010

 

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