Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb papers

Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862
Title: Thomas Reade Rootes (T.R.R.) Cobb papers
Dates: 1852-1862
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms448

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb (1823-1862), lawyer and Brigadier General, born at Cherry Hill plantation in Jefferson County, Georgia. During the Civil War, he commanded Cobb's Legion and was killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

For more information, see the article "Thomas R. R. Cobb (1823-1862)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb from 1852-1862. Consists primarily of typescript copies of letters to his wife, Marian Lumpkin Cobb (1860-1862) while commanding Cobb's Legion. The letters discuss Cobb's participation in the Seven Days' Battle, the Battle of Antietam, and the Battle of 2nd Bull Run; and his attitude toward the events and personalities he encountered during his military career.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862.
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Officers
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion.
Generals--Confederate States of America.
Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb papers, ms448, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Other Cobb family papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1855 May 6-1860 September 10
2Letters, 1861 October 11-February 19
3Letters, 1861 February 19 - May 26
4Letters, 1861 May 7-May 16
5Letters, 1861 July 21-August 14
6Letters, 1861 August 17-September 8
7Letters, September 9-28, 1861
8Letters, September 29-October 13, 1861
9Letters, October 14-November 5, 1861
10Letters, November 6-December 30, 1861
11Letters, January 1-February 5, 1862
12Letters, February 8-April 1, 1862
13Letters, April 2-April 27, 1862
14Letters, April 28- May 20, 1862
15Letters, May 22-June 13, 1862
16Letters, June 15-June 25, 1862
17Letters, July 3-July 15, 1862
18Letters, July 16-August 2, 1862
19Letters, August 3- September 15, 1862
20Letters, September 17-October 17, 1862
21Letters, October 18-November 13, 1862
22Letters, November 14-December 10, 1862