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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 Sharpsburg

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & 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.


9/7/1815; Jefferson County, GA


10/9/1868; New York, NY; burial in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA