Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument
Colonel 46th Georgia.
Commanding Gist's Brigade,
Mortally wounded here
About noon September 20, 1863.
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 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 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. 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 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 •
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