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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument

 
 
Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker
Inscription.
Peyton H. Colquit
Colonel 46th Georgia.
Commanding Gist's Brigade,
Walker's Division.
Mortally wounded here
About noon September 20, 1863.

 
Erected 1893 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-487.)
 
Location. 34° 56.034′ N, 85° 15.248′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge Road. It cannot be seen from the roadway, being situated a short distance into the woods. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gist's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (CSA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gist's Brigade
Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker
Close-up view of the text on the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Georgia, 2nd Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Helm's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This shell monument dedicated to Peyton H. Colquit indicated the spot where he was mortally wounded. The shell monument was designed by E. E. Betts in 1893. The monument is built using Concrete, Limestone and Iron. The pyramidal shaped monument is 14'10" per side at base and 10' high, the monument consists of a pyramid of cannonballs set in cement & painted black, resting on a triangular molded limestone base. Attached to pyramid is a painted metal plaque identifying the site. Source: National Park Service List of Classified Structures web site. (2017)

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's
Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker
View of the monument situated in the woods.
location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker
View from the backside of the Gist's Brigade monument, looking east into the woods, of the Peyton H. Colquit, mortuary monument.
Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker
View looking west, from the backside of the Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument, towards the Gist's Brigade monument, and beyond towards the Union battleline monuments.
Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 5, 2017.
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