Alfred Holt Colquitt historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Alfred Holt Colquitt historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Contributor to Resource:
Georgia Historical Commission
Date of Original:
1956
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Bibb County
Politicians--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Bibb County, Macon, 32.84069, -83.6324
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Located at Colquitt's grave site in Rose Hill Cemetery on Riverside Dr. in Macon
Text of marker: "ALFRED HOLT COLQUITT. Governor of Georgia (1877-1882), U.S. Congressman (1853-1855), U.S. Senator (1883-1894), Major U.S. Army in the Mexican War, Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army, Alfred Holt Colquitt is buried here. Born in Walton County, Georgia, April 20, 1824, he died in Washington, D.C., March 26, 1894. In the Confederate Army he served first as Colonel of the famous 6th Ga. Regiment of Infantry. On September 1, 1862, he was appointed Brigadier-General. Until May 1863 he was commander of Colquitt's Brigade with the Army of Northern Virginia. He served in the defense of Charleston, 1863-1864. He earned the name, "The Rock of South Mountain," when his brigade withstood several attacks by Federals, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Maryland. On February 20, 1864, he commanded at Olustee, Florida, where he won a great victory, saved Florida for the Confederacy and was called "The Hero of Olustee." He helped Gen. Beauregard stop the advance of Gen. Grant at Petersburg, June-July, 1864, in one of the "miracles" of the war. He commanded at Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865, but failed to reach the fort. He surrendered with Gen. Johnston, May 1, 1865. He served the Nation and the Confederacy with honor and distinction. 011-10 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_alfred-holt-colquitt
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_alfred-holt-colquitt
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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