CS Con {⋆★⋆} MG Cobb, Howell - C.S. Speaker of Provisional Congress

Howell Cobb Sr.

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Born: September 7, 1815

Birthplace: Cherry Hill, Jefferson County, Georgia

Father: John Addison Cobb 1788 – 1855
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

Mother: Sarah Robinson Rootes 1792 – 1863
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

Wife: Mary Ann Lamar 1818 – 1889
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

Married: May 26, 1835

Children:

Zachariah Lamar Cobb 1837 – 1840​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
John Addison Cobb II 1838 – 1925​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, Georgia)​
Lamar Cobb 1840 – 1907​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Howell Cobb Jr. 1842 – 1909​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Henry Jackson Cobb 1844 – 1848​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Basil Lamar Cobb 1846 – 1847​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Mary Ann Lamar Cobb Erwin 1850 – 1930​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Laura Rootes Cobb 1851 – 1852​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Sarah Mildred Cobb Rucker 1854 – 1934​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Andrew Jackson Cobb 1857 – 1925​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Elizabeth Craig Cobb 1859 – 1870​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​
Thomas Reade Roots Cobb 1861 – 1863​
(Buried: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia)​

Education:
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1834: Graduated from Franklin College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Athens, Georgia​
1837 – 1841: Solicitor General of Western Judicial Circuit of Georgia​
1843 – 1851: United States Congressman from Georgia​
1849 – 1851: Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives​
1851 – 1853: Governor of Georgia​
1855 – 1857: United States Congressman from Georgia​
1857 – 1860: United States Secretary of Treasury Department​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 16th Georgia Infantry​
1861 – 1862: Confederate States Representative from Georgia​
1861 – 1862: Speaker of Confederate States Provincial Congress​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army Infantry
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1862: Participated in the Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1863: Commander of District of Middle Florida​
1863 – 1865: Major General of Confederate States Army, Infantry​
1863 – 1865: Commander of District of Georgia, and Florida​
Suggested a Prisoner of War camp be built in South Georgia​
1864: Commander of Georgia Reserve Corps during March to Sea​
1865: Participated in the Battle of Columbus, Georgia
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1865: Opposed Robert E. Lee's ideas to enlist slaves into army​
1865: Surrendered at Macon, Georgia​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Athens, Georgia​
1868: Received a Presidential Pardon​
Outspoken leader who made speeches against Radical Reconstruction​

Died: October 9, 1868

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Age at time of Death: 53 years old

Burial Place: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia
 
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He was the presiding officer of what became the Provisional Confederate Congress and a rival to Jefferson Davis at the Montgomery convention.
He was President of the Provisional Congress, and on February 18, 1861, it was Howell Cobb who administered the 'oath of office' to Jeff Davis and Alex Stephens on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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