(1823 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Education: University of Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Cobb's (GA) Legion
Pre-War Profession: Lawyer and writer. Served in Confederate Congress before commissioning as Colonel of Cobb's (GA) Legion in August 1861. Was at Seven Days and Second Manassas. (Brother of Howell Cobb.)
On the Campaign
He was not present with the Legion on the Maryland Campaign, but was home in Georgia on leave.
The rest of the War
In November 1862 he was appointed to command of Cobb's Brigade/McLaws' Division and promoted on Gen Lee's recommendation to Brigadier General, but was killed in December at Fredericksburg.
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See a Bio Sketch form WVU.
4/10/1823; Jefferson County, GA
12/13/1862 Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Oconee Hills Cemetery, Athens, GA