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1st Minnesota regimental battle flag
adhesive on paint
detail of original sewing thread
hem detail
newsprint detail
Description A regimental battle flag of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment consists of one layer of blue silk with a gold fringe border and the Minnesota State Seal painted in the center with the Minnesota State Motto over it in gold pigment. Beneath the seal is a painted red ribbon reading "FIRST MINNESOTA VOLUNT'RS." Two gold shields list the battles fought by the 1st Minnesota prior to April of 1863 when the flag was presented to the regiment by Governor Alexander Ramsey during his visit to the field. Also included are the cord and tassels; see flag staff 2007.84.4.B.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 76 inches height leading edge
77 inches width fly
Nomenclature Flag
Creation Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Used by: United States Army, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1864)
Given by: Ramsey, Alexander
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Used during Civil War
Used during Gettysburg, Battle of
Used in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States
Flags & Banners. War Related. Civil War Era
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1863 - Not later than 1865
Presented 04//1863
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2007.84.4.A,C