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Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb papers

Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb papers
Creator: Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862
Inclusive Dates: 1852-1862
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Collection Number: ms448
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (1823-1862), lawyer and Brigadier General, born at Cherry Hill plantation in Jefferson County, Georgia. During the Civil War, he commanded Cobb's Legion and was killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

For more information, see the article Thomas R. R. Cobb (1823-1862) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb from 1852-1862. Consists primarily of typescript copies of letters to his wife, Marian Lumpkin Cobb (1860-1862) while commanding Cobb's Legion. The letters discuss Cobb's participation in the Seven Days' Battle, the Battle of Antietam, and the Battle of 2nd Bull Run; and his attitude toward the events and personalities he encountered during his military career.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb papers, ms448, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion
Generals -- Confederate States of America.
Maryland -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Other Cobb family papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1855 May 6-1860 September 10
12Letters, 1861 October 11-February 19
13Letters, 1861 February 19 - May 26
14Letters, 1861 May 7-May 16
15Letters, 1861 July 21-August 14
16Letters, 1861 August 17-September 8
17Letters, September 9-28, 1861
18Letters, September 29-October 13, 1861
19Letters, October 14-November 5, 1861
110Letters, November 6-December 30, 1861
111Letters, January 1-February 5, 1862
112Letters, February 8-April 1, 1862
113Letters, April 2-April 27, 1862
114Letters, April 28- May 20, 1862
115Letters, May 22-June 13, 1862
116Letters, June 15-June 25, 1862
117Letters, July 3-July 15, 1862
118Letters, July 16-August 2, 1862
119Letters, August 3- September 15, 1862
120Letters, September 17-October 17, 1862
121Letters, October 18-November 13, 1862
122Letters, November 14-December 10, 1862