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H. Cobb
H. Cobb

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

Howell Cobb

(1815 - 1868)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Cobb's Brigade

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Pre-War Profession: Lawyer, US congressman, Speaker of the House, Governor of Georgia (51-54), and Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury (57-60). Initially a Confederate congressman, in July 1861 he became Col. of the 16th Georgia Regiment. In February 1862 he was appointed BGen and commanded his brigade in McLaws' Division in the Peninsula campaign, and at the Seven Days.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded Cobb's Brigade in McLaws' Division of Longstreet's Command. He was at Crampton's Gap (South Mountain), but absent at Sharpsburg.

The remainder of the War:
In September 1863 he was promoted to MGen. in command of the District of GA and Florida.

After the War:
Post War Career: Lawyer.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Note: In GA he worked to resolve differences between Governor Brown and President Davis.

More on the Web:
See a Quick Bio at North Georgia online and from the US Congress.

Birth Date: 9/7/1815    Place of Birth: Jefferson County, GA    
Death Date: 10/9/1868    Death Place: New York, NY    Burial Place: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA

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