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Georgia Embossed Wallet of Civil War Confederate Gen. Howell Cobb

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Another treasure from our years of seeking out and collecting treasures with an emphasis on the Civil War period, this period wallet will be best described here by our photo illustrations except to reemphasize the period signature of Georgia statesman and Confederate General Howell Cobb. Bearing decorative embossing to include the Georgia State Seal the wallet remains supple with solid stitching while remaining in untouched and as found condition with good evidence of age, period use and originality. The period ink signature is faint with age and wear but remains clearly legible and compares well with period examples of Cobb’s hand. (see illustrations) The wallet bears an additional ink notation that is likely an address but is undecipherable to us.
A southern Democrat, Cobb served five terms in the United States House of Representatives and was Speaker of the House from 1849 to 1851 when he was elected Governor of Georgia serving in that capacity between 1851 and 1853. He was Secretary of the Treasury under President James Buchanan, 1857- 1860. Howell Cobb is most remembered though for his 1861 service to the CSA as one of its founders serving as President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States where delegates of the Southern declared secession creating the Confederate States of America. Forming Georgia’s Cobb’s Legion, Howell Cobb held the rank of Brigadier General from February 12,1862 until September 9,1863 when he was promoted to the rank of Major General. He died just three years after the close of the Civil War. Another Brimfield, Mass. antique extravaganza find from years ago when such treasures could be found tucked away among the offerings of antique dealers and pickers who gathered there three times a year from all over the Country . Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!



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