Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General George H. Thomas
San Francisco, Cal.
March 28, 1870
of the Society of
The Army of the Cumberland
Erected 1878 by Society of the Army of the Cumberland.
Location. 38° 54.339′ N, 77° 1.917′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW, on the right when traveling north on 14th Street NW. Click for map. Located in Thomas Circle. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Presidents' Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Augustine Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Linotype Model 31 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Striving for Equality (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan AME Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethune Museum-Archives (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
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Also see . . .
1. Major General George H. Thomas Memorial. SIRIS entry for the memorial. As with the nearby McPherson Memorial, the Thomas Memorial is said to be cast from the metal of captured Confederate cannon. The statue was criticized for imperfections and inaccuracies, such as the sex of the horse.
2. Army of the Cumberland and George Thomas Source. Web site detailing the Army of the Cumberland, along with the career of General Thomas.
1. George Thomas: Virginian for the Union .
"George Thomas was one of the Civil War's most prominent Southern Unionists, known for his heroic leadership at Mill Springs, Chickamauga, and Nashville. A slave owner before the war, he commanded African American soldiers at the Battle of Nashville and the experience transformed him into a stalwart defender of Civil Rights. During Reconstruction, he led the fight against the Ku Klux Klan as the commander of U.S. army troops in Kentucky and Tennessee."
[Abstract re: George Thomas, Virginian for the Union by Christopher J. Einolf. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.]
Additional keywords. George Henry Thomas; "Rock of Chickamauga"; "The Sledge of Nashville"; John Quincy Adams Ward, sculptor; Reconstruction.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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