Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868

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Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer, politician, Civil War officer and Confederate Government official, born in Jefferson County, Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb family papers, 1824-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478298

Howell Cobb (1815-1868) was born September 7, 1815. He attended the University of Georgia and married Mary Ann Lamar soon after. He was admitted to the bar in 1836. In 1842 he began his political career in the Georgia Congress, followed by his election to the House of Representatives in 1848. One year later, in 1849, Cobb became Speaker of the House. The state of Georgia elected Cobb Governor in 1851, after which he returned to Congress. When Buchanan won the U.S. presidency election, he (as Cobb's close friend) appointed Cobb as the Secretary of the Treasury. Cobb's firm advocacy for secession after the election Abraham Lincoln led him back to Georgia, where he organized the 16th Georgia Regiment, in which he acted as Colonel. In 1863, Cobb accepted a promotion to Major-General. After the Civil War, he opened a law practice and remained in Georgia. He died while on a trip to New York on October 9, 1868.

From the description of Howell Cobb permit, 1860 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76804423

Howell Cobb, attorney, United States legislator, and Governor of Georgia, was born 7 September 1815, at Cherry Hill, Jefferson County, Georgia, and died 9 October 1868, while on a visit to New York City. He was elected a United States Representative from Georgia (1841-1849); became Speaker of the House (1849-1851); was elected Governor of Georgia (1851-1853); was re-elected to Congress (1855-1857); became Secretary of the Treasury under Buchanan (1857-1860); served as president of the provisional Confederate Congress (1861); and was a Confederate Army General (1862-1865). After the Civil War he was a practicing lawyer and led efforts to rebuild the Democratic Party in Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb papers, 1857-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122654152

U.S. Secretary of Treasury; Confederate General.

From the description of Signature, cut from hotel register : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899200

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, Attorney General 1857 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899196

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1857 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899195

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899193

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 July 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899190

Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer and politician, resided in Athens, Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb papers, 1861-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477262

Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer, politician, Confederate government official, and Civil War officer, married Mary Ann Lamar in 1835. Their children included John Addison, Howell Jr., and Mary Ann (Erwin). The family mainly resided in Athens, Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb family papers, 1793-1932 (bulk 1839-1868). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476556

Lawyer, member of the U.S. Congress, member of President Buchanan's cabinet, Confederate major general, and governor of Georgia; from Athens (Clarke Co.), Ga.

From the description of Papers, 1843-1868. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19465547

U.S. Secretary of Treasury and Confederate General.

From the description of Signature cut from hotel register, [1815-1868]?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904440

Charles M. Conrad was elected to the Thirty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1849 until his resignation on August 17, 1850. He was appointed secretary of war in the cabinet of President Fillmore and served from August 14, 1850 to March 7, 1853.

From the description of Howell Cobb letter, 1850. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70696915

Governor of Georgia, U.S. representative from Georgia, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and Confederate Army officer.

From the description of Howell Cobb papers, 1848-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453770

Howell Cobb (1815-1868) served two terms as a U.S. Congressman (1843-1851; 1853-1855) and as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849 to 1851. He was governor of Georgia from 1851 to 1853 and Secretary of the U.S Treasury from 1857 to 1860. During the existence of the Confederate States of America Cobb served as president of the Provisional Confederate Congress and a major general of the Confederate army.

Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880) served as governor of Georgia from 1853-1856 and was the vice-presidential nominee under Democrat Stephen Douglas in the 1860 presidential election.

From the description of Howell Cobb letters (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 277049998

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creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, Attorney General 1857 Sept. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jones, George Wallace, 1804-1896. Letters, 1844-1896. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Ulrich Bonnell Phillips papers, 1712-1933, 1800-1861 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb letters Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb papers, 1861-1868. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Cobb, Nicholas, fl. 1844-1861. Miscellaneous papers of the Hutter family, 1685-1859. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cobb, Nicholas, fl.1844-1861. Miscellaneous papers of the Hutter family [manuscript], 1685-1859. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wylie, Lollie Belle. Lollie Belle Wylie family papers, 1723-1986 (bulk 1880-1922). University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter, 1856. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Cobb family. Cobb family papers, 1859-1919. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Thatcher Magoun & Son. Papers, 1832-1885. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Rybolt, R. M. (Bob). From start to finish collection, before 1987. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Howell Cobb, [Washington, D.C.], 1859 Mar. 16. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Brent, George William. Papers, 1862-1881. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn G. T. Beauregard Papers, 1844-1883, (bulk 1861-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Cobb family. Cobb family papers, 1837-1913. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to P. D. Vroom, Trenton, N.J., 1857 Dec. 1. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1857-1861 : A.B. Moore). Administrative files, 1857-1861. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Pollard, Charles T. (Charles Teed), 1842-1873. Confederate officers photograph album, undated. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Anonymous. Patriotic covers collection, 1861-1862. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to P.D. Vroom, Trenton, N.J., 1857 Dec. 1. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Foster, Ira R. (Ira Roe), 1811-1885. Ira R. Foster papers, 1844-1873. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869. Papers of Robert J. Walker, 1815-1936. Library of Congress
referencedIn Grady, William S. William S. Grady receipted bill, 7 February 1861. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Hay, Southard, 1875-1951,. Southard Hay autograph collection, 1750-1885 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn United States. Military Telegraph Corps. Fort Monroe Telegrams, 1862 February. The Mariners' Museum Library
referencedIn Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. G.T. Beauregard papers, 1844-1883 (bulk 1861-1865). Library of Congress
referencedIn National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Athens Chapter. National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Athens Chapter. Athens homes, circa 1942. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 July 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1857 Mar. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Signature cut from hotel register, [1815-1868]?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Browne, William Montague, 1823-1883. William Montague Browne papers, 1864-1880. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894. Joseph E. Brown papers, 1823-1895. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Signature, cut from hotel register : [n.p.], [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Georgia. Governor (1851-1853 : Cobb). James A. Waters land grant and plat, 1851. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Robert E. Lee collection, 1838-1872 (bulk 1861-1864). Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb papers, 1848-1857. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883. Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1784-1886 (bulk 1850-1883). Library of Congress
referencedIn Photograph albums, 1870s-1880s. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Cobb, Thomas Read Rootes, 1823-1862. Thomas Read Rootes Cobb letters, 1855-1862 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb papers, 1857-1860. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Barrow, Middleton Pope, 1839-1903. Letters, 1877, 1887. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Flagg, S. Griswold. S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Flournoy, John Jacobus, d. 1879. Letters to Howell Cobb, 1836-1868. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 May 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ely Samuel Parker Papers, 1794-1946 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Jefferson Davis collection, 1846-1905. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb family papers, 1793-1932 (bulk 1839-1868). Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Stone, Cyrena Bailey, 1830-1868. Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, 1864. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Baxter, Sarah Spalding Cobb, 1882-1973. Sarah Cobb Baxter, 1858-1967. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb letter, 1850. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Rice, Zachariah A. Zachariah A. Rice Correspondence and Military Commission, 1861-1862. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
creatorOf Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883. Alexander H. Stephens and Howell Cobb letters, 1848-1880. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf United States Mint. Records of San Francisco branch of the United States Mint, 1856-1899. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell, 1877-1934. Ulrich Bonnell Phillips papers, 1712-1961 (inclusive), 1800-1861 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867. Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1780-1903 (bulk 1820-1856). Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Cobb / Erwin / Lamar family collection, 1796-1929. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Chesnut, James, 1815-1885. James Chesnut letter book, 1864-1865. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Papers, 1843-1868. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Parsons, Edwin. Edwin Parsons collection, 1759-1862 Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letters, 1854-1857. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb permit, 1860 Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Jones, George Washington, 1806-1884. George Washington Jones papers, 1835-1884 (bulk 1840s and 1870s). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894. Joseph E. Brown papers, [ca. 1861-1890]. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rice, Zachariah A. Papers, 1861-1862. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn Feimster, Abner. Papers, 1799-1873. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Southard Hay autograph collection, 1750-1885 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Coulter, E. Merton (Ellis Merton), 1890-1981,. E. Merton Coulter manuscript collection II, [ca. 1754-1920]. Georgia Newspaper Project
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb family papers, 1824-1888. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. P. G. T. Beauregard telegram, 1865, 2 January. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Thomas Wray collection, 1860-1893. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Bacon, Augustus Octavius, 1839-1914. Augustus Octavius Bacon diaries, 1853, 1861, 1868. Mercer University
referencedIn Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891. Joseph E. Johnston telegram, 1865, 27 March. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Cobb-Lamar-Rucker collection, circa 1860s-1982. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Smith, William H., fl. 1864-1866. Papers of William H. Smith, 1864-1866. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, 1784-1886, (bulk 1850-1883) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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Georgia
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Athens (Ga.)
United States
United States
Confederate States of America
Washington (D.C.)
Georgia
Confederate States of America
Dalton (Ga.)
United States
Georgia
Georgia
Atlanta (Ga.)
Georgia
Georgia
Virginia
Maryland
Georgia
Athens (Ga.)
Crampton Gap (Md.)
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Ships--19th century
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Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
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Governors--Georgia
Governors--Louisiana
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Legislators
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Birth 1815-09-07

Death 1868-10-09

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