Monument

Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument

Sept. 20, 1863, noon

Battle of Chickamauga



Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:34:21
1. Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument
 

Inscription:
Peyton H. Colquit
Colonel 46th Georgia.
Commanding Gist's Brigade,
Walker's Division.
Mortally wounded here
About noon September 20, 1863.



Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:34:30
2. Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Monument
Level: Individual
Military Arm: None Selected


This monument markers the location of a were the solder was killed or wounded.


Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.0336  W 85° 15.248. Map it

Parking is available on Alexander Bridge Road near  N 34° 56.0216  W 85° 15.2923 .


To reach this monument:
From the parking on Alexanders Bridge Road the memorial is east of the tablet for Breckinridge's Division.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.



Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-487.



Comments about this monument:
This is a standard Memorial shell monument indicating the location of a where a officer was wounded / killed. The monument was designed by E. E. Betts and constructed between 1893 and 1895. This shell 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.


Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:33:37
3. Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 16, 2017. This page has been viewed 6 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 16, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 16, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 07/16/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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