George Thomas: Virginian for the Union By Christopher Einolf

Time Period
1861 to 1876
Media Type
Civil War
Military History
Christopher Einolf

Most southern-born army officers resigned their commissions to join the Confederacy in 1861. But a substantial minority remained loyal to the national government, including George H. Thomas, the “Rock of Chickamauga,” one of the most successful Union generals of the Civil War. On March 6, 2008, Christopher Einolf spoke on his biography of the career soldier from Southampton County.

Dr. Einolf has taught at the University of Virginia. (Introduction by Charles F. Bryan, Jr.)

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