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.

To read the full article click here to visit the Alabama Newscenter website.

Category: ALL POSTS, Partner News Stories

About the Author ()

Alabama News Center tels the stories of the people and businesses powering the states of Alabama, striving to make Alabama a wonderful place to live and work.

Comments are closed.