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January 13, 2012

First Minnesota veteran’s button

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

First Minnesota veteran's button

Commemorative pin-back button with an outline of a three leaf clover and the words, “First Minnesota Vols. April 29th, 1861.” On April 29, 1861, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formally mustered in at Fort Snelling. The corps insignia badge worn by members of the First during the Civil War was a three leaf clover marked “FIRST / MINN / VOLS.”

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