|George H. Thomas|
-- Would I want to be remembered as a delayer and retreater? (Joseph E. Johnston)
-- Would I want to be remembered as a demonstration of the Peter Principle? (John Bell Hood)
-- Would I want to be remembered as "vicious, cruel and mean"? (William T. Sherman)
-- No, I'd rather have my gravesite remind everyone that in character I was solid as a rock. (George H. Thomas)
Thomas earned the title "Rock of Chickamauga" for rallying forces and preventing a complete rout at the 1863 battle in northern Georgia. Born in Virginia, he stayed loyal to the Union and contributed significantly to victory in the west. He died in 1870.