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The 1890 $5 Treasury note features General George Thomas. General Thomas is best known for his stubborn defense at the battle of Chickamauga which earned him the nickname the 'Rock of Chickamauga'.

 

The battle of Chickamauga was the biggest battle ever fought in Georgia, took place on September 18-20, 1863, during the Civil War (1861-65). It was one of the toughest and bloodiest battles of the war. Chickamauga gets its name from a creek which meanders through the region. Its nearby Chattanooga which was strategically a key area during the war.

 

Commanding for the Union was General William Rosecrans and for the Confederacy General Braxton Bragg. During the third day of battle Rosecrans mistakenly believed their was a gap in Union lines. He moved troops to fill the gap but by doing this inadvertently created a gap. This decisive error stretched Union soldiers too thin and was ferociously exploited by the infamous Confederate General James Longstreet.

 

Dazed by the ferocious Confederate assault, the main body of the Union army, including Rosecrans, gave way and retreated in disorder.

 

General Thomas, however, organized the remaining troops in a stubborn defense which prevented a Confederate victory from turning into a complete rout.

 

Although outnumbered and against great odds he continued to hold the vital position until he and his men were able to make a more orderly retreat back towards Chattanooga.

 

General Garfield said of Thomas that we was holding 'like a rock' which earned Thomas the nickname the 'rock of Chickamauga'

 

Although Chickamauga was a loss for the Union the loss was nullified two months later by the Union Victory at the Battle of Chattanooga.

 

A word about the note itself. Thei 1890 treasury series have an incredibly intricate and ornate reverse. These 'fancybacks' are among the most pleasing of all designs.

 

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another interesting fact is that Rosecrans military career effectively ended with the major defeat suffered at Chickamauga. Post military he went on the become Register of the Treasury from 1885 to 1893.

 

Its his signature you see on this note, the note of Thomas who he once commanded.

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The 1890 $5 Treasury note features General George Thomas. General Thomas is best known for his stubborn defense at the battle of Chickamauga which earned him the nickname the 'Rock of Chickamauga'.

 

The battle of Chickamauga was the biggest battle ever fought in Georgia, took place on September 18-20, 1863, during the Civil War (1861-65). It was one of the toughest and bloodiest battles of the war. Chickamauga gets its name from a creek which meanders through the region. Its nearby Chattanooga which was strategically a key area during the war.

 

Commanding for the Union was General William Rosecrans and for the Confederacy General Braxton Bragg. During the third day of battle Rosecrans mistakenly believed their was a gap in Union lines. He moved troops to fill the gap but by doing this inadvertently created a gap. This decisive error stretched Union soldiers too thin and was ferociously exploited by the infamous Confederate General James Longstreet.

 

Dazed by the ferocious Confederate assault, the main body of the Union army, including Rosecrans, gave way and retreated in disorder.

 

General Thomas, however, organized the remaining troops in a stubborn defense which prevented a Confederate victory from turning into a complete rout.

 

Although outnumbered and against great odds he continued to hold the vital position until he and his men were able to make a more orderly retreat back towards Chattanooga.

 

General Garfield said of Thomas that we was holding 'like a rock' which earned Thomas the nickname the 'rock of Chickamauga'

 

Although Chickamauga was a loss for the Union the loss was nullified two months later by the Union Victory at the Battle of Chattanooga.

 

A word about the note itself. Thei 1890 treasury series have an incredibly intricate and ornate reverse. These 'fancybacks' are among the most pleasing of all designs.

 

DSCN0125_zps3f90f611.jpg

 

DSCN0126_zpse2fe6388.jpg

You can sing of general Jackson,and praise of gen. Lee, but the gallant Hood of texas played hell in Tennessee.

very nice note

wheat

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The 1890 $5 Treasury note features General George Thomas. General Thomas is best known for his stubborn defense at the battle of Chickamauga which earned him the nickname the 'Rock of Chickamauga'.

 

The battle of Chickamauga was the biggest battle ever fought in Georgia, took place on September 18-20, 1863, during the Civil War (1861-65). It was one of the toughest and bloodiest battles of the war. Chickamauga gets its name from a creek which meanders through the region. Its nearby Chattanooga which was strategically a key area during the war.

 

Commanding for the Union was General William Rosecrans and for the Confederacy General Braxton Bragg. During the third day of battle Rosecrans mistakenly believed their was a gap in Union lines. He moved troops to fill the gap but by doing this inadvertently created a gap. This decisive error stretched Union soldiers too thin and was ferociously exploited by the infamous Confederate General James Longstreet.

 

Dazed by the ferocious Confederate assault, the main body of the Union army, including Rosecrans, gave way and retreated in disorder.

 

General Thomas, however, organized the remaining troops in a stubborn defense which prevented a Confederate victory from turning into a complete rout.

 

Although outnumbered and against great odds he continued to hold the vital position until he and his men were able to make a more orderly retreat back towards Chattanooga.

 

General Garfield said of Thomas that we was holding 'like a rock' which earned Thomas the nickname the 'rock of Chickamauga'

 

Although Chickamauga was a loss for the Union the loss was nullified two months later by the Union Victory at the Battle of Chattanooga.

 

A word about the note itself. Thei 1890 treasury series have an incredibly intricate and ornate reverse. These 'fancybacks' are among the most pleasing of all designs.

 

DSCN0125_zps3f90f611.jpg

 

DSCN0126_zpse2fe6388.jpg

You can sing of general Jackson,and praise of gen. Lee, but the gallant Hood of texas played hell in Tennessee.

very nice note

wheat

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