8th Minnesota regimental battle flag

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Titles 8th Minnesota regimental battle flag
Description The regimental battle flag of the 8th Minnesota Infantry consists of one layer of silk with the Federal seal painted in the center. The seal consists of an eagle with a pink ribbon with a gold outline in its beak. The ribbon is inscribed with the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Beneath the eagle is a painted red ribbon with a gold outline, inscribed with the lettering "8TH MINNESOTA REGIMENT INFANTRY." Remnants of gold fringe are attached to the top and bottom of the flag. The flag was received by the regiment May 1864 at Paynesville. See also flag staff 2007.84.10.B.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 73 inches height (leading edge)
78 inches width (fly)
Nomenclature flag
Materials silk (textile)
gold leaf
cotton (textile)
Subjects Used by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865)
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used during: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Used in: Dakota Territory, United States
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used in: Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
Used in: North Carolina, United States
Flags & Banners. War Related. Civil War Era
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Flag was carried in the Civil War.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2007.84.10.A (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Steve Florman on February 2, 2019 08:14:20 PM
    The men cut it up at the end of the war, and took pieces home with them.

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