Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alfred Holt Colquitt
Until May 1863 he was commander of Colquitt’s Brigade with the Army of Northern Virginia. He served in the defense of Charleston, 1863-1864. He earned the name, “The Rock of South Mountain,” when his brigade withstood several attacks by Federals, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Maryland. On February 20, 1864, he commanded at Olustee, Florida, where he won a great victory, saved Florida for the Confederacy and was called “The Hero of Olustee.” He helped Gen. Beauregard stop the advance of Gen. Grant at Petersburg, June-July, 1864, in one of the “miracles” of the war. He commanded at Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865, but failed to reach the fort. He surrendered with Gen. Johnston, May 1, 1865. He served the Nation and the Confederacy with honor and distinction.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 50.947′ N, 83° 38.019′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Riverside Drive (U.S. 23) and Jones Street. Touch for map. The marker is in Rose Hill Cemetery, in the rear section near the Ocmulgee River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1071 Riverside Drive, Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Basil Lamar (within shouting distance of this marker); General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oak Ridge Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Unknown, But Not Forgotten (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial Day in Macon (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Ridge Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Also see . . . Biography of Colquitt. From the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Government • Politics • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil •
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