Thomas Read Rootes Cobb letters, 1855-1862 [manuscript].


Cobb, Thomas Read Rootes, 1823-1862. Thomas Read Rootes Cobb letters, 1855-1862 [manuscript].

Thomas Read Rootes Cobb letters, 1855-1862 [manuscript].

Chiefly letters, 1858, from Cobb to William Letcher Mitchell (1805-1882), Georgia lawyer, educator, and engineer, written while Cobb was on a trip to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, to New York City, and south through Virginia. The letters describe the journey and discuss religion and Presbyterian church affairs. Also included is an undated letter from Robert E. Lee to Cobb's brother, Major Gen. Howell Cobb, on the death of T. R. R. Cobb, who was killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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