Heg's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 2 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Heg's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:07:48
1. Heg's Brigade Tablet

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.
Captain Wesford Taggart.
35th Illinois Lieutenant Colonel William P. Chandler.
8th Kansas Colonel John A. Martin.
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.

Wood's Division and Heg's Brigade Tablets., click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:07:03
2. Wood's Division and Heg's Brigade Tablets.
Heg's Brigade Tablet is visible in the background to the left of the tablet to Wood's Division. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.270  W 85° 15.673. Map it

Parking is available on LaFayette Road near  N 34° 54.2676  W 85° 15.6875 .
Parking is available on the west side of Lafayette road, Tour Stop 5, there is a cross walk here. Parking is also available on Viniard Road.

To reach this monument:
Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. 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.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Site of Log School House (MT-1444) (Is only 35 feet away) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Monument (MT-858) (Is only 36 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-535) (Is only 49 feet away) ; 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-680) (about 123 feet away) ; 20th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1308) (about 140 feet away) ; 15th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1303) (about 141 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-592) (about 144 feet away) ; Benning's Brigade Tablet (MT-1133) (about 153 feet away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (about 155 feet away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-676) (about 174 feet away) ; 17th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1306) (about 202 feet away) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (about 271 feet away) ; 2nd Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1296) (about 350 feet away) ; Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (MT-424) (about 385 feet away) ; 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-684) (about 489 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Heg's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-602.

Comments about this monument:
Approximately 700 metal position and descriptive markers with raised lettering were installed on the Chickamauga Battlefield by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

Heg's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:07:33
3. Heg's Brigade Tablet

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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