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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
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.

Text:

Peyton H. Colquit
Col. 46th Georgia
Commanding Gist’s Brigade,
Walkers’s Division
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:

  Structure Number: MT-487 (see note)
  LCS ID: 003266




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
10/15/1966

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

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.

Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Concrete
2. 
Substructure
Concrete
3. 
Superstructure
Limestone
4. 
Superstructure
Iron



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1893
AD
1895
AD
Betts, E. E.
Engineer


My Sources
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



Note
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.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
On a path in the woods on the east side of Alexander Bridge Rd. There is parking on Alexander Bridge Rd and at tour stop 2 on Battleline Road. The monument is a short walk from the road.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Other (Please explain in the Private Message field)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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