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Ft. Thomas Army Post/Rock Of Chickamauga
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wallyum
N 39° 04.080 W 084° 26.820
16S E 720872 N 4327425
Quick Description: U.S. Army post for which the city of Ft. Thomas is named.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2009 5:15:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM75M2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ReedKyCacheFinders
Views: 11

Long Description:
Established by Congress, 1887. Constructed at a cost of $3,500,000 on about 111 acres, jurisdiction of which was ceded to U.S. by Kentucky Legislature, 1888. Post was designated Ft. Thomas, 1890. First commander was Col. Melville Cochran; first garrison, two 6th infantry companies. Later parts of 2, 3, 4, 9, 10th Infantry Regiments were here. Now V.A. Hosp.
Gen. George Henry Thomas for whom post was named. Born Va. 1816; West Point graduate. In Indian campaigns and Mexican War. In the Civil War, from Mill Springs, KY., Jan., 1862, to Nashville, TN, Dec,. 1864 he successfully led Federal forces in many principal engagements. Rated one of four top Union generals. Pacific Div. Commander at death, 1870.
Marker Name: Ft. Thomas Army Post/Rock Of Chickamauga

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Fort

Marker Number (for official markers): 896

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways

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