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1st Minnesota corps insignia
Description Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac shamrock or trefoil-shaped corps badge made of stamped brass. The badge was worn during the Civil War by Captain Mahlon Black of the 2nd Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters. Raised panels on the leaves of the clover are marked "FIRST / MINN / VOLS". Black's unit, after serving in the Army of the Potomac, was assigned to duty with the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the first day of the battle of Fair Oaks. In 1865, after being formally mustered out, Black re-enlisted and was transferred to the 1st Minnesota Battalion.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5.3 centimeters width
4.3 centimeters length
Nomenclature Badge
Military uniform
Subjects Owned/used by: Black, Captain Mahlon
Issued by: United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Subject: United States Army, Minnesota Sharpshooters, 2nd Company
Subject: United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864), Company L
Subject: United States Army, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Battalion
United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Army of the Potomac
Used in United States
Used during Civil War
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Military. Insignia, Medals, & Buttons
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Clothing. Accessories
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1862 - Not later than 1865

Content: 05/30/1862 - 11/23/1863
unit attached to First Minnesota Infantry
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7041.3.G