The Civil War Letters of Colonel Hans Christian Heg
Place Published: Northfield, MN
Publisher: Norwegian-American Historical Association
Date Published: 1936
Book Id: 37646
260pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue cloth with with a gilt stamped title, publisher's device, and triple and double ruled bands on the spine. Very good. There is a very slight lean to the spine, and there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. In a very good dust jacket. The jacket's spine is faded. There is also a large area of discoloration on the front panel. The edges are lightly creased and chipped, and there is a small closed tear in the bottom edge.
Publications of the Norwegian-American Historical Association. From the Preface- "Colonel Hans Christian Heg of the Norwegian pioneer settlement at Muskego, Wisconsin, led a regiment of immigrant soldiers, recruited chiefly in the Badger State but also in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota, to the battlefields of the South in the Civil War. This volume is made up mainly of the letters, hitherto unpublished, that he wrote to his wife and children from January 16, 1862, shortly after the organization of the Fifteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, to September 18, 1863, the day before the battle of Chickamauga, in which, as the commander of a brigade, he met his death."