Cobb's Legion requisitions

Cobb's Legion requisitions

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cobb's Legion requisitions
Creator: Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion
Inclusive Dates: 1861 October 18-31
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: ms3887
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Cobb's Legion was also known as the Georgia Legion in the American Civil War. It was led by Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb and raised in the summer of 1861. A legion was a military unit with a single commander but consisted of several components such as infantry, cavalry, and artillery. Cobb's Legion fought many major battles, including Yorktown, Seven Days Battles, Sharpsbrug, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, among others. They surrendered at the Appomattox Court House in April of 1865.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four requisitions submitted for Company B of Cobb's legion while stationed at Camp Marion near Yorktown, Virginia. Supplies listed include cookware, tools for winter quarters, and forage for horses. Each document is signed by Captain Benjamin C. Yancey

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cobb's Legion requisitions, ms3887, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Requisitions (4), 1861 October 18-31

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