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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2007 01:29 am
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Thomas gets short shrift in popular history. We get spoon fed Grant, Lee, Sherman, Jackson et alii. We are regaled with the exploits of the stars. Thomas was just this side of stardom. A solid general with nothing to say for himself but the near-total destruction of John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee at Nashville. There is more we've forgotten about Thomas -- how he got the name "Rock of Chickamauga." A highly forgettable nonentity, Thomas carved a greater legacy than popular history gives him. Shame on us.

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