On This Day In Alabama History: Former U.S. Rep. James Cobb Was Born

| October 5, 2019 @ 5:02 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

James Cobb was born in Thomaston, Georgia, on Oct. 5, 1835. He received his law degree from Emory University in Atlanta in 1856.

During the Civil War, Cobb served in the Confederate Army, where he rose to the rank of first lieutenant. While fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, he was taken prisoner and imprisoned until the war ended. After the war, Cobb moved to Tuskegee and practiced law in Macon, Russell, Lee, Chambers and Tallapoosa counties.

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