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COBB, Howell (1815-1868) was an American political figure. A southern Democrat, Cobb was a five-term member of the United States House of Representatives and Speaker of the House from 1849 to 1851. He also served as the 40th Governor of Georgia (1851-1853) and as a Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan (1857-1860). Cobb is, however, probably best known as one of the founders of the Confederacy, having served as the President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States. Delegates of the Southern slave states declared that they had seceded from the United States and created the Confederate States of America. Group of seventeen postal covers, mostly addressed to Howell Cobb, his wife and Colonel John B. Lamar A couple with manuscript "Answered" in the hand of General Howell Cobb. Most very good to fine condition. John Basil Lamar (1812-1862) was an American politician, lawyer, and planter. During the American Civil War, Lamar served as an aide to Confederate States Army General Howell Cobb, his brother-in-law and close friend. He was wounded during Battle of Crampton's Gap Maryland trying to rally Cobb's Brigade. He died within a day on September 15, 1862.
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General Howell Cobb Postal Cover Group

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