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Who Is That Man, Anyway?
Subject: George H. Thomas
Sculptor: John Quincy Adams Ward
Location: Thomas Circle
( Massachusetts Ave. & 14th )
This statue is considered by some to be the finest equestrian statue in the city. It was funded by the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, which Thomas (1816-1870) commanded upon his promotion to brigadier general.
Although he was a Virginian, Thomas remained with the Union Army when the Civil War began and became a hero of the Battle of Chickamauga which prevented a major Union defeat.
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