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1st Minnesota officer's badge
Description Cross-shaped badge worn during the Civil War by Colonel Mark W. Downie of the 1st Minnesota Battalion. Downie was a 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. Nevertheless, Downie was the first wounded field officer to return to the regiment in October of 1863. He re-enlisted as Colonel of the First Minnesota Battalion in 1865 until 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, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Used in Civil War
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

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 359.H159