(1815 - 1868)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Cobb's Brigade
see his Battle Report
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.
9/7/1815; Jefferson County, GA
10/9/1868; New York, NY; burial in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA