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

Thomas Avenue

 

—Major General George H. Thomas, USA 1816-1870 —

 
Thomas Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
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.

 
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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Avenue (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Georgia Cavalry
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.
(about 500 feet away); 2nd Georgia Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 4th Georgia Cavalry (about 700 feet away); The Town of Lytle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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