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Alan,

Below I've included the accout you mentioned in the book Christ in Camp by J. William Jones.

Was the friend W. F. Sanford in the same regiment. Also I didn't see Rev. Thomas Stanley listed in the regiment?

Which museum in Columbus contains his uniform?

What was the 46th Georgia's role in Charleston?

Thanks,
Harold

The death of Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt was that of a true Christian hero. He had served at Norfolk, Virginia, and as colonel of the Forty-sixth Georgia at Charleston and in Mississippi. On the field of Chickamauga he was in command of the brigade. It was ordered to charge a battery; and while riding up and down the line in front of his men, speaking to them words of encouragement, he was stuck in the breast by a ball and fell from his horse.

His friend, Hon. W. F. Sanford, wrote a touching memorial of the gallant soldier, from which we extract the following account of his last moments.

“He was carried to a shade, and there the chaplain of his regiment, Rev. Thomas Stanley, attended him. I give the account of the closing scene in his words: “When I found the colonel he thought his would was mortal, and though he had not recovered from the shock he seemed calm and collected. I talked with him very freely on the subject of religion. He constantly expressed a spirit of resignation to the Providence of God, and that he had no apprehensions whatever in regard to the future; that he had tried to do his duty, and felt in the last hour that he was accepted of his Savior. In this hour his faith never wavered – he said he was going to the land of light and peace, where he should meet his many loved ones who had gone before; and again: “Tell my dear wife I go to meet our angel child, and to come to us.” At one time he said: “The Providence of God is inscrutable, but I submit in hope.” He died without a struggle. It is comfortable to know that all his wants were supplied during his sufferings. He experienced no pain, and was conscious to the last moment. As soon as he was wounded General Forrest sent his surgeon to him; the poor people, who had been beneft of all their worldly substance, went to see him from miles around.”

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