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Chancellorsville in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Colquitt’s Attack

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Colquitt’s Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 13, 2014
1. Colquitt’s Attack Marker
Inscription. "My brigade was thrown to the left. Forming line of battle parallel to the road. I advanced in face of a severe fire to a line of breastworks from which the enemy had been driven. The contest was sharp and fierce for a few moments. I ordered a charge, which was responded to with a shout and at a double-quick. The enemy broke and fled in confusion, throwing away arms, accouterments and every incumbrance. We continued the pursuit for half a mile, killing and capturing many and driving the fugitives into their fortifications in rear of Chancellorsville”.

Colquitt attacked with the 6th, 19th, 27th and 28th Georgia Infantry. They were supported by Nicholl’s Brigade of Colston’s Division consisting of the 1st, 2nd, 10th, 14th and 15th Louisiana Infantry Regiments.

The 14th and 15th Louisiana Infantry were formed by Gaspar Tochman, a Polish patriot exiled by the Russians and last surviving heir of Thaddeus Kosciuszko. He was a Polish patriot of our American Revolution. After the war Tochman and survivors of the 14th and 15th LA settled in Spotsylvania County. They now lay at rest in unmarked graves seven miles west near Parker’s Store.

(upper left) Brig. General Alfred Colquitt filed this report required for this particular battle.
(bottom) Needham
Elys Ford Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
2. Elys Ford Rd (facing north)
W. Morris, 28th Georgia, survived the war. He would father 22 children
William Winter Posey, 2nd Louisiana. He rests today in the historic Confederate Cemetery at Spotsylvania Court House.
Col. Tully Graybill, 28th Georgia Infantry, was mentioned for his very conspicuous conduct at Chancellorsville.
(upper right) The 2nd Louisiana carried this Battle Flag in the fighting along Ely Ford Road. Courtesy Louisiana Civil War Museum
(lower right) Silence now prevails where the guns thundered. The well preserved fortifications are still present in the woods at the site of Colquitt’s and Nicholl’s attack.
Background - courtesy Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly – Fortification photo courtesy Liz M. Clayton-2014
Erected 2014.
Location. 38° 19.376′ N, 77° 38.712′ W. Marker is in Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Elys Ford Road (County Route 610) 0.4 miles north of US Ford Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colquitt Turns Tyler’s Flank (here, next to this marker); Chancellorsville
Elys Ford Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Elys Ford Rd (facing south)
(here, next to this marker); Tyler’s Withdrawal To This Line (here, next to this marker); Stone's Reconnaissance (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Midnight Conference (approx. 0.4 miles away); Apex of Hooker’s Last Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Lifeline (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hooker's Final Bastion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
Also see . . .  Chancellorsville Battlefield. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service (Submitted on December 14, 2014.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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