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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter
The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], Brilliant Talkers. (search)
A whole family in the military service by the Confederate States. --Mrs. Cobb, of Georgia, the widow of Col. John A. Cobb, has but three sons--the Hon. Howell Cobb, the Hon. Thos. R. R. Cobb, and John Cobb, Esq. All three are in the army — the two first are Colonels of their respective Regiments, and the latter as Lieutenant in a Georgia company. The Hon. Howell Cobb has but three sons capable of bearing arms, and those three are in the military service as privates, as non-commissioned officers. Neither of the other brothers have sons capable of bearing arms.