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Philip St. George Cocke

Philip St. George Cocke, American planter, army officer.

Background

  • Cocke, Philip St. George was born on April 17, 1809 in Fluvanna County, Virginia, United States. Son of John Hartwell and Ann (Barraud) Cocke.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1832.

    Career

    • 11 children. Owner 7 plantations in Virginia and Mississippi. Served as Second lieutenant, adjunct, 2d United States Artillery, 1832-1833. President Virginia Agricultural Society, 1853-1856.

      Served 9 years on board Virginia Military Institute, founded there 1st school of science agriculture in Virginia. Commissioned brigadier general Confederate Army, 1861, assigned command of military district along Potomac. Author: Plantation and Farm Instruction, 1852.

      Address to the Virginia Farmer’s Assembly, 1856.

    Works

    • Author: Plantation and Farm Instruction, 1852. Address to the Virginia Farmer’s Assembly, 1856.

    Connections

    • Married Sally Bowdoin, June 4, 1834.
    • father: John Hartwell Cocke
    • mother: Ann (Barraud) Cocke
    • spouse: Sally Bowdoin
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    Born April 17, 1809
    Died December 26, 1861
    (aged 52)
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