Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 56.030 W 085° 15.236
16S E 659468 N 3867097
Quick Description: Monument to Col. Peyton H. Colquit, killed at the battle of Chickamauga on September, 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2011 6:33:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMCHZH
Monument to Col. Peyton H. Colquitt
, killed at the battle of Chickamauga on September, 20, 1863. Peyton H. Colquitt was one of four Confederate Officers killed at the Battle of Chickamauga
fought September 19 - 20, 1863.
Peyton H. Colquit
Col. 46th Georgia
Commanding Gist’s Brigade,
Mortally wounded here
About Noon, September 20, 1863
Monument is a cannonball pyramids, painted black with a red plaque indicating CSA.
From the NRHP nomination form:
||MT-487 (see note)
||National Register Status:
||Entered - Documented
||National Register Date:
||National Historic Landmark?:
Short Significance Description:
|Monument contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & federal government to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.
Short Physical Description
A 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.
Long Physical Description
Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield northwest of Alexander Bridge Road near Tour Stop #2, map site #38.
||Begin Year AD/BC
||End Year AD/BC
||Betts, E. E.
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - Peyton H. Colquitt
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.