Alfred Holt Colquitt(1824 - 1894)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Colquitt's Brigade
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Pre-War he was a lawyer and politician. He had Army service in the Mexican War and was US Congressman (1852). In May 1861 he was Col. of 6th GA and led them on the Peninsula and Seven Days campaigns, and at South Mountain.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He led Colquitt's Brigade in D.H. Hill's Division. He was appointed Brigadier General on 17 September, after the battle, to rank from 1 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He commanded his Brigade at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Olustee. His Brigade was part of Hoke's Division at Drewry's Bluff and Petersburg. He surrendered in North Carolina in May 1865.
After the War:
Lawyer, farmer, Governor of Georgia (1876), and US Senator (1882) - in which office he was serving at his death in 1894.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: COLQUITT, Alfred Holt, Biographical Directory of the US Congress, - posted online.
More on the Web:
See a fine biographical piece on Colquitt and his Brigade from Thomas R. Fasulo on his Battle of Olustee site, and his gravesite online from Find-a-Grave.
|Birth Date: 4/20/1824 Place of Birth: Monroe, GA |
College: College of New Jersey (Princeton) Graduating Year: 1844
Death Date: 3/26/1894 Death Place: Washington, DC Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA
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