1st Minnesota national battle flag

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Titles 1st Minnesota national battle flag
Description A national battle flag of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment used in the Civil War. The flag consists of one layer of silk with thirteen red and white stripes and a blue canton decorated with a gold leaf eagle holding a banner inscribed "MAY GOD PROTECT THE RIGHT", enclosed in a circle of thirty-four stars. The flag was purchased by the ladies of Wabasha and Lake City and presented to Company I of the 1st Minnesota Regiment in May of 1861 before the regiment left Minnesota for Washington, D.C. This flag is presumably the second national color carried by the regiment. Accompanied by a cord and tassel. See also flag staff 2007.84.5.B.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 71 1/8 inches height (flag, fly, approximate, largest of three measurements taken)
76 3/8 inches width (flag, leading edge, approximate, largest of three measurements taken)
2 1/4 inches length (fringe)
Nomenclature flag
Materials silk (textile)
gold leaf
Creation Made in: Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Used in: Manassas Independent City, Virginia, United States
Used in: Bull Run, First Battle of
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Flags & Banners. War Related. Civil War Era
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1863 (Flag was presented to the 1st Minnesota in 1861.)
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2007.84.5.A (Accession Number)

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