Thursday, July 14, 2016

Heg mortuary site

I've always been interested in Hans Heg.  I've posted about him previously.  I don't have any Norwegian ancestry, as far as I know, but my family is from Wisconsin so I've always had a soft spot for Heg and his 15th Wisconsin.  Part of me has also wondered how they would have fared at Shiloh.  The other Wisconsin regiments there were the 14th, 16th and 18th so the 15th was raised at the right time, but for a variety of circumstances was not there.  From what I know Heg was a good colonel, and Chickamauga was his first test commanding a brigade, would have liked to see how he would have turned out there as well.

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