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1st Minnesota national battle flag
painted area
front, stitching on stripes
front, stitching on star
back, stitching on star
back, stitching on stripes
Description A national battle flag, with cord and tassels, of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment used during the Civil War. The flag consists of one layer of silk with thirteen alternating red and white stripes and a blue canton decorated with white stars, probably a total of thirty-four. The seventh stripe from top is painted with gold text reading "1ST MINNESOTA". The flag is bordered with gold fringe. This flag was either the first national color carried by the regiment, which was a presented to the regiment by the ladies of Winona in May 1861, carried at Bull Run and returned to state after the battle or it is the third national color, a replacement ordered by Governor Alexander Ramsey from Horstmann in August 1861. See also flag staff 2007.84.21.B.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 78 inches height leading edge
78 inches width fly
Nomenclature Flag
Subjects Used by: United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Used during Civil War
Used during Bull Run, First Battle of
Used in Manassas Independent City, Virginia, 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

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2007.84.21.A,C