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Philip St. George Cocke

Date of Birth:      April 17, 1809
Hometown:         Fluvanna County, VA
Education:           West Point, 1832
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     December 26, 1861
Place of Death:    Powhatan County, VA
Buried At:           Richmond, VA

Major Battles:        First Manassas

Interesting Fact(s):    Cocke would graduate from West Point, in 1832.  After less than two years in the service, he would resign to manage his extensive plantation interests.  He would become president of the Virginia Agricultural Society, and was known for his progressive farming techniques.  With the outbreak of hostilities, he would be appointed brigadier general in the state militia and then colonel in the Provisional Confederate Army.  He would command the 5th brigade at First Manassas.  Cocke would be promoted brigadier general in the Confederate Army, in October 1861.  Later the same year, in very poor health he would return to his home, and in December, would take his own life.

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