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Philip St. George Cocke

planter , army officer

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