Home of Gen. George H. ThomasGen. George H. Thomas was born in this house on July 31, 1816. He lived here until his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1836, where he roomed his first year with William T. Sherman. After graduation in 1840, Thomas entered the U.S. Army and fought in the Seminole and Mexican Wars, serving in the latter under Albert Sydney Johnson and Robert E. Lee. Early in the 1850s, he taught cavalry tactics at West Point; among his students were future Civil War generals Philip H. Sheridan and J.E.B. Stuart.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 312887 N 4056874|
|Decimal Degrees||36.63906667, -77.09296667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 38.344', W 77° 5.578'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 38' 20.64" N, 77° 5' 34.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 24301-24323 State Rte 709, Newsoms VA 23874, US|
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