Colquitt's Attack

Colquitt's Attack (HM1ICO)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.376', W 77° 38.712'

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"My brigade was thrown to the left. Forming line of battle parallel to the road. I advanced in face of a severe fire to a line of breastworks from which the enemy had been driven. The contest was sharp and fierce for a few moments. I ordered a charge, which was responded to with a shout and at a double-quick. The enemy broke and fled in confusion, throwing away arms, accouterments and every incumbrance. We continued the pursuit for half a mile, killing and capturing many and driving the fugitives into their fortifications in rear of Chancellorsville".

Colquitt attacked with the 6th, 19th, 27th and 28th Georgia Infantry. They were supported by Nicholl's Brigade of Colston's Division consisting of the 1st, 2nd, 10th, 14th and 15th Louisiana Infantry Regiments.

The 14th and 15th Louisiana Infantry were formed by Gaspar Tochman, a Polish patriot exiled by the Russians and last surviving heir of Thaddeus Kosciuszko. He was a Polish patriot of our American Revolution. After the war Tochman and survivors of the 14th and 15th LA settled in Spotsylvania County. They now lay at rest in unmarked graves seven miles west near Parker's Store.

(upper left) Brig. General Alfred Colquitt filed this report required for this particular battle.

(bottom) Needham W. Morris, 28th Georgia, survived the war. He would father 22 children

William Winter Posey, 2nd Louisiana. He rests today in the historic Confederate Cemetery at Spotsylvania Court House.

Col. Tully Graybill, 28th Georgia Infantry, was mentioned for his very conspicuous conduct at Chancellorsville.

(upper right) The 2nd Louisiana carried this Battle Flag in the fighting along Ely Ford Road. Courtesy Louisiana Civil War Museum

(lower right) Silence now prevails where the guns thundered. The well preserved fortifications are still present in the woods at the site of Colquitt's and Nicholl's attack.

Background - courtesy Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly - Fortification photo courtesy Liz M. Clayton-2014
Year Placed2014
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 268761 N 4244957
Decimal Degrees38.32293333, -77.64520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.376', W 77° 38.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 22.56" N, 77° 38' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9221-9293 Co Rd 610, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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