Peyton H. Colquitt

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Peyton H. Colquitt
Born (1831-10-08)October 8, 1831
Died September 22, 1863(1863-09-22) (aged 31)
Chickamauga, Georgia
Buried at Linwood Cemetery
Columbus, Georgia
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Years of service 1861-1863
Rank Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Commands held 46th Georgia Infantry Regiment
Gist's Brigade

American Civil War

Relations Walter T. Colquitt
Alfred Holt Colquitt

Peyton H. Colquitt was a Confederate officer during the American Civil War who was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga.


Peyton H. Colquitt was the son of United States Representative Walter T. Colquitt and his wife Nancy. His brother was Brigadier General Alfred Holt Colquitt, who later was a United States Senator and governor of Georgia. He was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point and member of the class of 1853, but he was turned back a year and finally resigned in 1853.[1]

In the American Civil War, Colquitt fought in the second battle of the war, the Battle of Sewell's Point, as captain of the Columbus Light Guard, a Georgia unit. He later commanded 46th Georgia Infantry, organized in 1862. Col Colquitt served at the Battle of Chickamauga, where he was mortally wounded on September 20, 1863 commanding the brigade of States Rights Gist (Gist was acting as a division commander under MG W. H. T. Walker, leading the Reserve Corps of the Army of Tennessee.). A memorial stands near where he fell. [1] Col Colquitt died two days later.

Col Colquitt is buried in the Linwood Cemetery (Columbus, Georgia).[2] His wife, Julia Flournoy Hurt Colquitt, is buried nearby.[3]


  1. ^ Abbot, Henry L. (1905). Half century record of the Class at West Point 1850 to 1854. Boston, MASS: T. Todd, Printer. p. 56. 

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