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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas Avenue

Major General George H. Thomas, USA 1816-1870

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. Thomas Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Thomas, born in Southampton County, Virginia, graduated from West Point in 1840 and joined the artillery. He saw action in the Seminole War and the Mexican War and had frontier duty. He commanded the 14th Corp at Chickamauga. He became known as the "Rock of Chickamauga" for his defense of the retreating federal line. After the war he commanded the Division of the Pacific.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 34° 52.318′ N, 85° 17.441′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Gordon Street and Thomas Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Gordon Street. This marker is located in the downtown business district, on the northwest corner of the intersection. The maker faces the east to west roadway traffic, very near the curb. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosencrans Avenue (a few steps from this marker); Bragg Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee Avenue
Thomas Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. Thomas Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking east along the roadway.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Tennessee Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Longstreet Avenue (about 500 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 500 feet away); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Thomas Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. Thomas Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking west along the roadway, into the downtown business district.
Thomas Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. Thomas Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking north along Thomas Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 322 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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