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    Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb Autograph Letter Signed "Tho. R. R. Cobb" One page, 5.5" x 9", Savannah, Georgia, March 19, 1861, in ink, to "Dear Judge". A letter that references a change made to the Confederate constitution ratified in Montgomery, Alabama eight days earlier on March 11, 1861. The letter reads in full: "Dear Judge, You will see by the papers that the Convention authorized us to make the necessary changes in the code- Now for work let us go ahead! I shall be in Atlanta at Supreme Court (Cherokee Circuit) I shall be happy to meet your then & there- In haste- Yours Truly Tho. R. R. Cobb". When Georgia seceded from the Union on January 19, 1861, Cobb was elected to the Provincial Congress of the Confederate States of America in Montgomery, Alabama, and served on the committee that drafted the Confederate constitution. The original manuscript is believed to be in his handwriting. In the late summer of 1861, he organized Cobb's Legion. The Legion was assigned to the Army of Northern Virginia and sustained heavy losses in the Maryland Campaign. Cobb was promoted to Brigadier General on November 1, 1862. He was wounded at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862 and bled to death on the field of battle. Slightly toned with previous fold crease, else very good condition.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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