Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.230 W 085° 15.733
16S E 658769 N 3863756
Quick Description: This pyramid of cannon balls is located approximately 300 feet west of the intersection of Viniard Road and LaFayette Road. This Memorial commemorates the location where Colonel Heg was mortally wounded.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2014 7:39:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMMR8E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Colonel Hans C. Heg, has this one monument on the Chickamauga Battlefield. Heg was born at Haugestad in the community of Lierbyen in Lier, Buskerud, Norway on December 21, 1829. He was the eldest of the four children of an innkeeper. On 19 September 1863, Colonel Heg led his brigade at the Battle of Chickamauga, where he was mortally wounded. Heg "was shot through the bowels and died the next day." Upon hearing of Heg's death, Rosecrans expressed regret, saying he had intended to promote Heg to brigadier general. As it was, Colonel Heg was the highest-ranked Wisconsin soldier killed in combat during the Civil War.

pyramidal stack of cannon balls

Text on the front of the marker:

HANS C. HEG
COL. 15TH WISCONSIN
COMMANDING 3d BRIGADE,
DAVIS DIVISION.
MORTALLY WOUNDED HERE
ABOUT 4P.M. SEPT. 19, 1863



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-424
  LCS ID: 003267




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

The marker contributes to the national significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

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.



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

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


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
 
 
1. 
Rehabilited
2008
AD
2008
AD
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - Colonel Hans C. Heg.



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 National Military Park

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

Address:
located approximately 300 feet west of the intersection of Viniard Road and LaFayette Road on the southern end of the Chickamauga Battlefield.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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