2nd Minnesota regimental battle flag
2007.84.2, fractured red paint on unit id banner
period repair stitching
traces of gold paint on battle honors date
Description The regimental battle flag of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry. The flag consists of one layer of blue silk with the Federal seal consisting of a large eagle with a pink ribbon with a gold outline in its beak painted in the center. The ribbon is inscribed with the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Beneath the eagle is a red ribbon that presumably contains the regiment's identification. The flag is bordered on three sides by gold fringe. This flag was possibly used by the regiment during Sherman's March to the Sea. See the staff, 2007.84.2.B, and cord and tassels, 2007.84.2.C.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 75 inches height (leading edge)
76 inches width (fly)
Nomenclature Flag
Subjects Used by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865)
Used during Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in Georgia, United States
Used during Sherman's March to the Sea
Flags & Banners. War Related. Civil War Era
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1864 - Not later than 1865
(Flag is believed to be the one carried by the 2nd Minnesota during Sherman's March to the Sea.)
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
(Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2007.84.2.A

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