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1st Minnesota corps insignia
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.
Content Category: artifacts
5.3 centimeters width
4.3 centimeters length
Owned/used by: Black, Mahlon T.
Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
United States, Army, Minnesota Sharpshooters, 2nd Company (1862-1865)
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864), Company L
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864), Battalion, 1st
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
United States, Army of the Potomac
Used in: United States
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Military. Insignia, Medals, & Buttons
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Clothing. Accessories
Use: Not earlier than 1862 - Not later than 1865
Content: 05/30/1862 - 11/23/1863 (Dates Mahlon T. Black's military unit was attached to First Minnesota Infantry.)
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
7041.3.G (Accession Number)