The North Star Flag
A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW MINNESOTA STATE FLAG
Above left is a
reconstruction of the state militia color of the Fifth Minnesota
Infantry which fought in the Civil and Dakota Wars. Above right
is an actual photo of the state militia color of the Twelfth Minnesota
Infantry which fought in the Spanish-American war; the flag is blue
with the state seal.
Above left are Reenactors
First Minnesota Regiment, which fought at Gettysburg, although the
state color was probably not carried in battle. Above center is
the flag of the Second Minnesota Regiment, which fought in the Civil
War; it is blue with the state seal. Above right is an array of
battle flags in the capitol rotunda.
Below is the eagle-pattern color which was standard-issue for Union
regiments, including the 7th Minnesota (ca. 1862)