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 Philip St. George Cocke

Philip St. George Cocke

Birth
Fluvanna County, Virginia, USA
Death 26 Dec 1861 (aged 52)
Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10036 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 21 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip St. George Cocke (17 Apr 1809–26 Dec 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10036, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .