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.
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.
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 400 feet away); 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.
Also see . . .
1. Hans Christian Heg. A biography (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
2. Heg Statue background from Historic Madison. (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 at Lier, Norway. This was the gift of the Norwegian Association and is a cast from the model of the American sculptor, Paul Fjelde. The American minister to Norway delivered the dedication address, and members of the Norwegian cabinet and legislature took part in the proceedings. The Norwegians of Racine County will erect a shaft on Norway Hill in memory of Colonel Heg."
— Submitted September 7, 2010, by William
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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