Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt (CSA)

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Peyton Holt Colquitt

Death: Died
Cause of death: mortally wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga
Place of Burial: Columbus Georgia
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter T. Colquitt, U.S. Senator and Nancy Hill Colquitt
Husband of Julia Fluornoy Colquitt
Brother of Maj. Gen. Alfred Holt Colquitt (CSA), Governor, U.S. Senator; Elizabeth Ficklin (Colquitt) and Emily Carter (Colquitt)
Half brother of Alfred Holt Colquitt; Colonel John W. Colquitt (CSA); Mary Ross Colquitt; Hugh H Colquitt; Marshall Welborn Colquitt and 1 other

Managed by: Charles Arthur Chester
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About Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt (CSA)

Civil War Officer.

died in the Battle of Chickamauga


Peyton dropped out of West Point would become editor of the Columbus Sentinel and a state senator from 1857-58

During the Civil War, he became the commander of Gist's Brigade. On September 20, 1863, during the Battle of Chickmauga, he was mortally wounded. He died two days later. He was one of four Confederate Army commanders killed at Chickamauga. A large monument now marks the place where he fell.

He was the son of United States Representative Walter T. Colquitt, and the brother of Brigadier General Alfred Holt Colquitt, who was a United States Senator and Georgia governor. In his book "Reminiscences Of The Civil War," Major General John B. Gordon referred to Colquitt as a "brilliant leader."

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Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt (CSA)'s Timeline

October 8, 1831
September 22, 1863
Age 31
Columbus Georgia