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Cobb's Legion documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS705f

Scope and Content

This collection documents the members of Cobb's Legion. Included are a roster of names from the last roll call of Cobb's Legion and requisition for forage forms from the Legion's time in Virginia.


  • 1863, 1865


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Cobb's Legion, also known as the Georgia Legion, was a Confederate Army unit organized by Thomas Reade Roots Cobb (1823-1862) in 1861. Thomas Cobb was the brother of Confederate politician Howell Cobb (1815-1868). Cobb served as colonel until he was promoted to brigadier general in 1862. He died the same year in the Battle of Fredricksburg. At its largest, the legion was made up seven infantry companies, 11 cavalry companies, and an artillery battery. The infantry battalion was assigned to Howell Cobb's brigade, a part of Lafayette McLaw's Division of James Longstreet's Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, and surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th, 1865. The cavalry battalion surrendered in Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 26th, 1865. The artillery battery never surrendered but disbanded on April 9th, 1865.


2 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979


MSS 705f was previously processed as MSS 528.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2019.

Cobb's Legion documents
Hallie Lonial
April 2019
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305