Alfred H. Colquitt
|Alfred H. Colquitt|
United States Senator
March 4, 1883 – March 26, 1894
|Preceded by||Middleton P. Barrow|
|Succeeded by||Patrick Walsh|
|49th Governor of Georgia|
January 12, 1877 – November 4, 1882
|Preceded by||James M. Smith|
|Succeeded by||Alexander H. Stephens|
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 2nd district
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||James Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Martin J. Crawford|
Alfred Holt Colquitt
April 20, 1824
March 26, 1894
Confederate States of America
|Service/branch||Confederate States Army|
|Years of service||1861–1865|
Alfred Holt Colquitt (April 20, 1824 – March 26, 1894) was a lawyer, preacher, soldier, Confederate army, reaching the rank of major general.
Life and career
Alfred Colquitt was born in Princeton College in 1844, studied law and passed his bar examination in 1846.
He began practicing law in Monroe. During the Ordinance of Secession on January 19, 1861.
At the beginning of the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days' Battles. He rose through the ranks to become a brigadier general in 1862. He led his brigade under Stonewall Jackson in the Battle of South Mountain, Battle of Antietam, the Battle of Fredericksburg, and the Battle of Chancellorsville. After Chancellorsville, some questions arose about Colquitt's performance during that battle, and his brigade was transferred to North Carolina in exchange for another. His brigade was transferred again in the summer of 1863 to protect Charleston, South Carolina. In February 1864, Colquitt marched his brigade south to help defend against the Union invasion of Florida, and was victorious in the Battle of Olustee. After this battle, Colquitt's brigade rejoined Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Late in the war, the brigade returned to defend North Carolina, where Colquitt surrendered in 1865.
After returning to political life, Colquitt in 1876 defeated Republican candidate Reconstruction. Around that time,