1st Minnesota veteran button

Red and white commemorative pin-back button featuring an outline of the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac shamrock or trefoil corps insignia and the words "First Minnesota Vols. April 29th, 1861". On April 29, 1861 the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formally mustered at Fort Snelling. See corps insignia 7041.3.G or 68.116.5 or 7347.6.

ID Number: x.0.0

Veterans frequently held reunions in the decades after the war, often handing out commemorative souvenirs like this button.

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1st Minnesota veteran button
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