Cobb, Howell

Signature as Buchananís Treasury Secretary, later a founder of the Confederacy, CSA Major General

Price: $110.00

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(1815-1868) Georgia US Rep 1843-51, House Speaker 1849-51. Governor 1851-52, Treasury Secretary 1857-Dec. 1860 (Buchanan). Unionist until Lincoln's election, a founder of the Confederate States of America. President of the convention of seceded states which assembled in Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 24, 1861. Under his guidance, delegates drafted a constitution for the Confederacy and he served as Speaker of the Provisional Confederate Congress for 2 weeks before election of Jefferson Davis as President, which made him provisional Head of State at that time. Speaker and President pro tempore of several sessions of the Confederate Provisional Congress before resigning to join the military when War erupted. He enlisted as a private in the CSA Army, named Colonel of 16th Georgia Infantry, Brigadier General Feb. 1862, led a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. From Feb.-June 1862, he represented the CSA in negotiations with US officers for agreement on exchange of prisoners, contributed to Dix-Hill Cartel accord reached July 1862. Saw combat in Peninsula Campaign and Seven Days Battles. His brigade played key role at the Battle of South Mountain and Antietam. In Oct. 1862, sent to District of Middle Florida, promoted to Major General Sept. 1863, given command of District of Georgia & Florida. When Sherman entered Georgia in 1864, in the Atlanta Campaign and subsequent March to the Sea, General Cobb led Georgia reserve corps. In spring 1865, sent to Alabama to help oppose Wilson's Raid. Surrendered at Macon, Georgia, April 20, 1865. Vocal opponent of Reconstruction after being pardoned in 1868. 2 x 5 frameable signature clipped from close of an LS as Treasury Secretary.

Condition: Very good, slightly close at top
Type:Signature






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