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Philip St. George Cocke
Birth: Apr. 17, 1809
Death: Dec. 26, 1861

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General Confederate States Army. He was born in Fluvanna County, Virginia. He graduated 6th in the 1832 class at the United States Military Academy with the rank of brevet 2nd Lieutenant. He maintained that rank with the artillery at Charleston, South Carolina. On July 13, 1833, he became adjutant of the 2nd Artillery but resigned in favor of farming in 1834. As an agriculturist he wrote in 1852, Plantation and Farm Instruction and was voted president of the Virginia Agricultural Society, serving from 1853 to 1856. He also served on the board of visitors at the Virginia Military Institute for 9 years. After serving on the Advisory Council of the State of Virginia in the state's secession process, he accepted an appointment as Brigadier General in command of the frontier district at the Potomac River. He was later commended by General Robert E. Lee for his defensive policies and by General P.G.T. Beauregard for his actions as a Colonel at Blackburn's Ford. The Battle of Centreville was his last battle before he took his own life in Powhatan County, Virginia, after only 8 months service in the Confederate Army. Shattered in health and mind was the documented reason given for his suicide. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Hartwell Cocke (1780 - 1866)
  Ann Blaws Barraud Cocke (1784 - 1816)
 
 Spouse:
  Sallie Elizabeth Courtney Bowdoin Cocke (1815 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Amy Blaws Cocke*
  John Bowdoin Cocke (1836 - 1889)*
  Sallie Browne Cocke Wilson (1840 - 1909)*
  William Ruffin Coleman Cocke (1846 - 1884)*
 
 Sibling:
  Louisiana Cocke Faulcon (1806 - 1829)*
  Philip St. George Cocke (1809 - 1861)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 21, 2000
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