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2nd Minnesota national battle flag
felled seam
halo around stars
painted star
selvedge join in canton
Description This national battle flag, with cord and tassels, of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry consists of one layer of silk with 13 alternating red and white stripes and a blue canton resting on the eighth stripe from the top. The canton is decorated with an unknown amount of five-pointed stars, applied with silver leaf outlined in grey paint. The fifth stripe from the top is inscribed "MILL SPRING, JANY. 19TH 1862." The seventh stripe from the top is inscribed "2ND REGT. MINN. VOL." The ninth stripe from the top is inscribed "PRESENTED IN BEHALF OF LOYAL LADIES OF LOUISVILLE." The flag was made by Hugh Wilkins, in Louisville, Kentucky, presented to the regiment February 1862, sent to Minnesota May 1862, and requested back by the regiment April 1863. See also the accompanying flag staff, 2007.84.19.B.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 71 1/2 inches height leading edge
77 1/2 inches width fly
Nomenclature Flag
Tassel
Creation Made in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Subjects Used by: United States Army, 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1865)
Made in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Used during Civil War
Mill Springs (Ky.), Battle of, 1862.
Flags & Banners. War Related. Civil War Era
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Exactly 1862 - Not later than 1864
Flag was presented to the 2nd Minnesota after the Battle of Mill Springs, 01/19/1862.
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2007.84.19.A,C