Howell Cobb papers, 1861-1868.


Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb papers, 1861-1868.

Howell Cobb papers, 1861-1868.

The collection consists of papers of Howell Cobb from 1861-1868. The papers include correspondence and telegrams to Cobb pertaining to the Civil War and administration of the Confederate government. The telegrams mainly contain brief notes on troop movements, battles or skirmishes, and casualties in Georgia particularly during the Atlanta Campaign. The correspondence discusses cotton production and trade for the Confederacy, conscriptions, black market trading by Georgia citizens, Reconstruction government, and the 1868 presidential election. The collection also contains letters (1865) between Howell Cobb Jr. and Mary McKinley before their marriage and a manuscript (1892) written by John O. Waddell detailing his experiences at Crampton's Gap (Md.) during the Civil War.

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Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 (person)

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 hi...

Cobb, Mary McKinley, 1844-1927. (person)

Mary McKinley Cobb (1844-1927), poet, wife of Howell Cobb, Jr., born in Lexington, Georgia. From the description of Mary McKinley Cobb papers, 1886-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478314 ...

Waddell, John O. (person)

Cobb, Howell, 1842-1909. (person)

Howell Cobb Jr. (1842-1909), lawyer, of Athens, Georgia. From the description of Howell Cobb Jr. family papers, 1859-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477922 ...

Confederate states of America. Army (corporateBody)

The Savannah Ordnance Depot, Savannah, Georgia, was organized as a field depot during the Civil War. In April 1864, it became the Savannah Arsenal under the supervision of the Chief of Ordnance. From the description of Savannah Ordnance Depot employment roll, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477938 The Confederate States of America Army may have created the position of Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence to oversee the distribution of food and other supplies to the Co...