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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Heg's Brigade

Davis’ Division

 

—McCook's Corps —

 
Heg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Heg's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Heg's Brigade
Davis' Division - McCook's Corps.
Colonel Hans C. Heg.
Colonel John A. Martin.
September 19, 1863. 2 p.m. 1st Position

25th Illinois - Major Samuel D. Wall.
25th Illinois - Captain Wesford Taggart.
35th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel William P. Chandler.
8th Kansas - Colonel John A. Martin.
8th Kansas - Lieutenant Colonel James L. Abernathy.
15th Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel Ole C. Johnson.
8th Wisconsin Battery - Lieutenant John D. McLean.

This Brigade, being left of Davis' Division, reached this line about 1 p.m., and formed on the right of Wilder's Brigade of mounted Infantry, having Carlin's Brigade on its right. The line advanced across the LaFayette Road and became desperately engaged about 2 o'clock. After three quarters of an hour the Brigade was forced back to the road. It rallied and nearly regained its most advanced position when it was again repulsed. In rallying the line in the low ground west to the road Colonel Heg was mortally wounded. At 3:30 p.m. Wood's Division arrived from Lee and Gordon's Mill and relieved Davis' line, when Heg's Brigade, now commanded by Colonel Martin, again advanced but was not further engaged during the 19th.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and
Heg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Heg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the LaFayette Road.
Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-602.)
 
Location. 34° 54.27′ N, 85° 15.673′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated in the area near the log school house. 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. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wood's Division (a few steps from this marker); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Heg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Heg's Brigade Marker
View, looking east, of the tablet situated in a clearing, not far from the edge of the woods.
National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument'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 System).”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Heg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Heg's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the LaFayette Road.
Heg's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. Heg's Brigade Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 121 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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