2nd Minnesota regimental battle flag
The Second Minnesota, commanded by Horatio van Cleve, participated in William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea in fall 1864. The regiment is also remembered for a heroic charge during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, in Tennessee in 1863. This battle flag, which belonged to the Second, shows evidence of souvenir-hunters, who would have cut out pieces of the flag as a remembrance.
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