Battle Flags of Minnesota.

4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Regimental Flag

Formed in the fall of 1861 and following brief frontier duty in Minnesota, the 4th Minnesota engaged in the strategically important Mississippi battles of Iuka (September 1862), Corinth (1862), and Vicksburg (July 1863). It later participated in the Battle of Chattanooga (November 1863), the “March to the Sea”, and the drive northward into the Carolinas (November 1864 – March 1865).

This flag with a Federal eagle device on its face and the state seal on its reverse was carried by the 4th Minnesota in the spring of 1862. It was purchased by the State of Minnesota from Horstmann Brothers, a Philadelphia military goods supplier.