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Tango0117 Jul 2023 8:39 p.m. PST

"The City of Fort Thomas was named in honor of Civil War General George Henry Thomas, who ranks among the top Union Generals of the War, along with Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan. Whereas these three men were true Northerners and, in fact, were born within approximately 50 miles of each other and from Northern Kentucky, George Thomas was a Southerner. He was born of Welsh/English and French parents in Virginia on July 31, 1816. He was educated at Southampton Academy, studying law and working as a law deputy for his uncle, James Rochelle, the Clerk of the County Court, and he received an appointment to West Point in 1836. He graduated 12th in his class of 42 in 1840 and William T. Sherman was a classmate…"


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Grelber17 Jul 2023 10:47 p.m. PST

Good find, Armand!

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MacColla18 Jul 2023 5:03 a.m. PST

Hadn't realised the Spanish Civil War extended this far!

Tango0118 Jul 2023 3:31 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it…

Armand

Legionarius18 Jul 2023 5:57 p.m. PST

There were at least three Spanish Civil wars in the nineteenth century.

Tango0119 Jul 2023 3:09 p.m. PST

(smile)

Armand

Pyrate Captain21 Jul 2023 11:37 a.m. PST

Both Lincoln and Davis were born in Kentucky, as were my ancestors. My ancestors considered themselves Southern.

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