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    George H. Thomas Carte de Visite Signed "Geo H Thomas Maj Genl USA." 2.5" x 4", with a Bishop & Campbell Photographers, Army of the Cumberland imprint on verso. A vignette bust portrait of the Union general, dressed in his military uniform. Thomas (1816-1870) served with distinction throughout the war and was a principal commander in the Western Theater. He earned several nicknames including "The Rock of Chickamauga," "The Sledge of Nashville," and "Slow Trot Thomas," the latter acquired as a consequence of his slow, deliberate nature of command. While he is sometimes overlooked in the history books, some scholars have argued that he was perhaps the most talented general in the Union army. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: A very clear photograph, with only light foxing throughout and toning. Pencil markings on verso, else good.


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    26th Saturday
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