(1824 - 1894)
Home State: Georgia
Education: College of New Jersey (Princeton), Class of 1844
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Colquitt's Brigade
see his Battle Report
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.
On the 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 rest 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 & 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.
4/20/1824; Monroe, GA
3/26/1894; Washington, DC; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA