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Philip St. George Cocke

Born: Apr 17, 1809

Death: Dec 26, 1861

Birthplace: Bremo Bluff

Nationality: United States

Philip St. George Cocke

Date of Birth : Apr 17, 1809
Date of Death : Dec 26, 1861
Birth Place : Bremo Bluff

Philip St. George Cocke was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the first year of the American Civil War. He is best known for organizing the defense of Virginia along the Potomac River soon after the state's secession from the Union. He commanded troops in the Battle of Blackburn's Ford and the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861 before becoming despondent and committing suicide.


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