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T.R.R. Cobb

T.R.R. Cobb

Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb

(1823 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Education: University of Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Cobb's (GA) Legion

Before Sharpsburg

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.

More on the Web

See a Bio Sketch form WVU.

Birth

4/10/1823; Jefferson County, GA

Death

12/13/1862 Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Oconee Hills Cemetery, Athens, GA