Alfred Holt Colquitt

Alfred Holt Colquitt (HMGV7)

Location: Macon, GA 31201 Bibb County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 50.947', W 83° 38.019'

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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.
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HM NumberHMGV7
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number011-10
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 253521 N 3637634
Decimal Degrees32.84911667, -83.63365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.947', W 83° 38.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 56.82" N, 83° 38' 1.14" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 467 Garden St, Macon GA 31201, US
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