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This Day in Georgia History

September 29, 1863

Howell Cobb Led Georgia State Troops

Confederate Gen. Howell Cobb was appointed to command the Georgia State Troops, with his headquarters to be in Atlanta. One of his first orders that day was to command all volunteer companies and battalions not yet formed into regiments to do so by Nov. 1.

To view an image of Howell Cobb, see the Digital Library of Georgia.