Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hans Christian Heg
Born in Norway
Dec. 21, 1829
Fell at Chickamauga
Sept. 19, 1863
gave this memorial to the
State of Wisconsin
Erected 1926 by Norwegian Americans.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
Location. 43° 4.477′ N, 89° 22.982′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South Pinckney Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wisconsin State Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capitol Square has long been the heart of the city (about 300 feet away); This city was planned in 1836 (about 400 feet away); Outdoor markets are a Madison tradition (about 400 feet away); Suhr Bank Building (about 400 feet away); American Exchange Bank (about American House (about 400 feet away); Olson and Veerhusen Building / Hobbins Block (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Hans Christian Heg. This statue was knocked off its pedestal and thrown into a nearby lake by protesters on the night of June 23, 2020.
Also see . . . Hans Christian Heg. A biography (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
1. More about the Memorial
According to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 228 (December 1926), "Colonel Heg's daughter and Paul Fjelde, the sculptor, were present" at the October 17, 1926 dedication of the statue, "which is of bronze, heroic size, [and] represents the warrior standing with bared head, looking gravely into the distance."
According to the Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 108 (September 1925), "In connection with the Norse-American centennial celebration a replica of the statue to be erected at Madison to Colonel Hans C. Heg was unveiled on June 25 at his birthplace
— Submitted September 7, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.