Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument
3rd Brigade - Heg
—1st Division - Davis —
Colonel 15th Wisconsin,
Commanding 3d Brigade,
Mortally Wounded Here
About 4 P.M. September 19, 1863.
Erected 1893 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-424.)
Location. 34° 54.232′ N, 85° 15.73′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of LaFayette Road and Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south on LaFayette Road. Touch for map. This memorial monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. It is situated a short distance (about 200 feet) off the roadway, down in a small valley, by a small stream. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield west of the LaFayette Road just north of the Viniard House Site, map site #256". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (about 300 feet away); 25th Illinois Infantry 26th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Heg's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); Buell's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Davis' Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "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."
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.