8th Minnesota national battle flag

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Description This national battle flag, with cord and tassels, of the 8th Minnesota Infantry has the remains of an inscription on the 4th white stripe. It is possibly the flag that was presented to Company C in 1862 and passed to the regiment in in May 1864. There is an artillery shell hole through the field, as per contemporary accounts of that flag. See also flag staff 2007.84.43.B.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 72 inches height
78 inches width
Nomenclature Flag
Subjects Used by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865)
Presented to: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865), Company C
Used during 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 1865
(Flag was carried in the Civil War.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2007.84.43.A

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