1. Robert Anderson:
(pg. 7) "...after many years of reflection, research, and study, the author would rather right the wrong of slander and neglect to General George H. Thomas, 'the Rock of Chickamauga,' than anything else."
(pg. 19) "General Thomas did more than any other commander to bring victory to the North and to preserve the Union. Paradoxically, American miltary history affords no other instance of neglect, mistreatment, and hatred toward one of unsurpassed integrity, courage, and performance in behalf of his country that even remotely compares with the mistreatment of this great man. The consequences to the Union cause, if Thomas had not made his indispensable contributions at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville, prove the point. Certain defeat in either of the two first-named battles, but for Thomas, might well have resulted in permanent disunion growing out of the deadlocked Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia."
8. John Schofield
9. Henry Halleck
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Horne, Thomas B. - The Life of
Major General George H. Thomas,
1882, prepared and corrected by Don Plezia and Bob Redman.