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1st Minnesota national battle flag
faded red stripe and fractured fabric
faded red stripe-left, hand stitched seam, white stripe-right
gold star with underpainting
paint detail, eagle's eye
twisted cord for attaching flag to pole
twisted silk cord for attaching flag to pole
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 76 3/8 inches width Flag approximate leading edge measurements largest of three taken.
71 1/8 inches height Flag approximate fly measurements largest of three taken.
2 1/4 inches length Fringe
Nomenclature Flag
Creation Made in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Made in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Manassas Independent City, Virginia, United States
Used in Bull Run, First Battle of
Used in Civil War
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

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2007.84.5.A,C