United States flag made by female residents of Saint Anthony in May of 1861 and presented to the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, who marched from Fort Snelling to Saint Anthony for the presentation ceremony. The flag hung in the Wilcox House in Minneapolis during and after the Civil War.
The flag is of pieced silk and has thirty-four white silk stars sewn to the canton. One large encircled star, meant to represent Minnesota, is surrounded by thirty-three smaller stars.
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