1st Minnesota officer's badge

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Description Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac shamrock or trefoil-shaped badge mounted on a cross-shaped pin badge worn during the Civil War by Colonel Mark W. Downie of the 1st Minnesota Battalion. Downie served as Major with the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company B, and was wounded at Bull Run before becoming third in command at Gettysburg, where he received two wounds to the right arm, a bullet through the left foot, and a shell wound to the left lung. Downie was the first wounded field officer to return to the regiment following Gettysburg, in October of 1863. He re-enlisted as Colonel of the First Minnesota Battalion in 1865 and served through the end of the war.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 8 centimeters length
4.9 centimeters width
Nomenclature Badge
Subjects Owned/used by: Downie, Colonel Mark W.
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
United States, Army of the Potomac
Used in Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in Minnesota, United States
Badges, Buttons & Medals. Veterans
Military. Insignia, Medals, & Buttons
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Clothing. Accessories
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
(Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 359.H159

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