This is the gravesite of General Henry Thomas. He lies but a stone's throw from several members of my wife's family. Thomas was a Virginian who chose to stay with the Union Army. He earned the nickname "The Rock Of Chickamauga" at the battle of Chickamauga Creek in 1863. When he died in 1870, he was buried in his wife's family plot in the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, New York. I think the plaque erected by the Civil War Society of Berryville, Virginia in front of Thomas' grave captures the raw emotions that still billow from any discussion of the Civil War or The War Between the States... even among the learned and rational ladies and gentlemen of this esteemed forum.