Battle flag of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Battle flag of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

A regimental battle flag of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, presented to the regiment by Governor Alexander Ramsey in April 1863.

Portrait of Henry D. O'Brien, First Lieutenant, First Battalion, Minnesota Infantry Volunteers

Henry D. O'Brien, First Lieutenant, First Battalion, Minnesota Infantry Volunteers

Henry D. O'Brien, First Lieutenant, First Battalion, Minnesota Infantry Volunteers, 1864. Photograph by Fredricks and Company.

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers at Camp Stone

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers at Camp Stone

Captain Mark Downie (seated) and officers of Compnay B, First Minnesota Volunteers at Camp Stone near Edwards Ferry, Virginia, March 16, 1862. Photograph by Matthew B. Brady.

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia, c.1861. Worn by William H. Dike of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G.

Blue wool "nine-button" Civil War frock coat

Blue wool "nine-button" Civil War frock coat

Blue wool "nine-button" frock coat worn by First Sergeant Mathew Marvin during the Civil War. Marvin served with the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, 1861-1864.

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum made in 1861.

Willis Arnold Gorman, Brigadier General, First Minnesota Infantry

Willis Arnold Gorman, Brigadier General, First Minnesota Infantry

Willis Arnold Gorman, Brigadier General, First Minnesota Infantry, 1861. Photograph by Whitney's Gallery.

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers standing in front of the commandant's house at Fort Snelling, May, 1861.

Battle of Gettysburg oil painting by Rufus Zogbaum

Battle of Gettysburg oil painting by Rufus Zogbaum

Battle of Gettysburg oil painting by Rufus Zogbaum, 1907. The painting is in the Governor's Reception Room at the Minnesota State Capitol. Depicts the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment holds a special place in the history of Minnesota. It was the first body of troops raised by the state for Civil War service, and it was among first regiments of any state offered for national service.

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