Peyton Holt Colquitt (1831 - 1863)

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Death: Died
Cause of death: mortally wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga
Managed by: Charles Chester
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About Peyton Holt Colquitt

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