Battle Flags of Minnesota.

10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Regimental Flag

Issued in early 1863, the flag bears 34 stars and was made for the regiment by the New York Quartermaster Depot. This is believed to be the only regimental flag carried by the Tenth. If that is the case, it would have been used by the regiment during it entire term of service.

Organized late in the summer of 1862, the Tenth Minnesota had a career that included service in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. It later joined other Minnesota regiments in the battles of Tupelo (July 1864), Nashville (December 1864), and in the Mobile Campaign (February – April 1865).

During the first day of the Battle of Nashville (December 15, 1864), the regiment charged the enemy's earthworks on a high hill and "after a severe struggle had the honor of first planting its colors upon his works and capturing two cannons and many prisoners."