Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb(1823 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Cobb's (GA) Legion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.)
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was not present with the Legion on the Maryland Campaign, but was home in Georgia on leave.
The remainder 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.
More on the Web:
See a Bio Sketch form WVU.
|Birth Date: 4/10/1823 Place of Birth: Jefferson County, GA |
College: University of Georgia
Death Date: 12/13/1862 Death Place: Fredericksburg, VA Burial Place: Oconee Hills Cemetery, Athens, GA
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