Letter from Colonel Horatio P. Van Cleve to Governor Ramsey regarding a flag presented to the 2nd Minnesota Regiment. Also included is a letter from Van Cleve to Nannette B. Smith. The flag was featured in the Daybook on February 3rd, as was a February 17th letter from Nannette B. Smith to Van Cleve.
“Louisville, Ky February 25th 1862
His Excellency Alex Ramsey Governor of Minnesota
Sir When the 2nd Minnesota passed through Louisville, the Loyal Ladies of Louisville presented them with a beautiful flag, inscribed – 2nd Minnesota, Mill Spring, Presented by the loyal Ladies of Louisville,
I enclose copies of a letter accompanying the flag with my answer.
I have the honor to be Very Respectfully You Most Obt Servant
H. P. Van Cleve Col 2nd Minnesota”
Citation: February 25, 1862 Letter from Colonel Horatio P. Van Cleve. Letters Received–2nd Regiment. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives. Minnesota Historical Society.