28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

1861 - 1865

Burial Sites - Headquarters and Staff

Photo: Burl R. Kennedy
Photo: Stanley Bennett,
Dublin, Georgia

Brig. Gen. Alfred Holt Colquitt (Colquitt's Brigade) - Brig. Gen. Alfred Colquitt was the 28th Georgia's Brigade Commander from the time of Gen. Lee's assumption of command in Richmond until their surrender at Raleigh Durham, N.C. with Gen. Johnston. Inscription on marker reads:

Alfred Holt Colquitt

Governor of Georgia (1877-1882), U.S. Congressman (1853-1855), U.S. Senator (1853-1854), Major U.S. Army in the Mexican War, Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army, Alfred Holt Colquitt is buried here. Born in Walton County, Georgia, April 20, 1824, he died in Washington, D.C., March 26, 1894. In the Confederate Army he served first as Colonel of the famed 6th Georgia Regiment of Infantry. On September 1, 1862, he was appointed Brigadier-General.

Until May 1863 he was commander of Colquitt's Brigade with the Army of Northern Virginia. He served in the defense of Charleston, 1863-1864. He earned the name "Rock of South Mountain" when his brigade withstood several attacks by Federals, September 14, 1862, at South Mountain, Maryland. On February 20, 1864, he commanded at Olustee, Florida, where he won a great victory, saved Florida for the Confederacy and was called "The Hero of Olustee." He helped Gen. Beauregard stop the advance of Gen. Grant at Petersburg, June-July 1864, in one of the "miracles" of the war. He commanded at Fort Fisher, January 13, 1865, but failed to ???? the fort. He surrendered with Gen. Johnston, May 1, 1865. He served the Nation and the Confederacy with honor and distinction.

Photo: Submitted by
John W. Kiely

Col. Tully Graybill - Company A, 28th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Born June 2, 1821; died October 2, 1883. Doctor Tully Graybill was practicing his profession at Sandersville, Georgia before the commencement of the American Civil War in 1861. He was commissioned a captain of Company A, 28th Regiment Georgia Infantry on September 1, 1861. He was captured on June 8, 1862 at the battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, (also known as Fair Oaks), and after a confinement at Fort Delaware was exchanged for Captain John S. Eichelberger, 37th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Aiken's Landing on August 5, 1862. In September of that year, he was among the wounded of his regiment at the battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland (Antietam). He was confirmed colonel and commanding officer of the 28th Georgia on March 26, 1863 to rank from November 3, 1862. He is buried in the Moye Cemetery, Washington County, Georgia.

Information and photo from www.findagrave.com and submitted by John W. Kiely whose wife, Sarah, is an ancestor of Col.Tully Graybill.


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