Pair of brass western style spurs with metal boot straps. Each spur has a ten point iron rowel. The spurs were worn during the Civil War by Major Thomas B. Wilson of the 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

US Army officer's spurs

Pair of brass western style spurs with metal boot straps. Each spur has a ten point iron rowel. The spurs were worn during the Civil War by Major Thomas B. Wilson of the 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Photograph portrait of Martin Webb. He is seated in a chair with his legs crossed and he is wearing his uniform.

Martin L. Webb, Private, Fourth Minnesota Infantry, Company D

Martin L. Webb, Private, Fourth Minnesota Infantry, Company D.

Photograph portrait of John Sanborn in his brigadier general's uniform.

John Benjamin Sanborn, Colonel, Fourth Minnesota Infantry

Sanborn is seen here in his brigadier general's uniform, c.1863.

United States Army General and Staff officers hat insignia worn during the Civil War by General John B. Sanborn of the 4th Minnesota Regiment. The velvet patch is embroidered in bullion with a wreath and the letters "MVM" (Minnesota Volunteer Militia).

US Army officer's hat insignia

United States Army General and Staff officers hat insignia worn during the Civil War by General John B. Sanborn of the 4th Minnesota Regiment. The velvet patch is embroidered in bullion with a wreath and the letters "MVM" (Minnesota Volunteer Militia).

The Fourth Minnesota battle flag is blue with gold fringe. It is missing a large portion of the center, but a motto and image are still somewhat visible. This is the reverse side.

Fourth Minnesota regimental battle flag

Fourth Minnesota regimental battle flag, back

The Fourth Minnesota battle flag is blue with gold fringe. It is missing a large portion of the center, but a motto and image are still somewhat visible.

Fourth Minnesota regimental battle flag

Fourth Minnesota regimental battle flag, front.

Photograph of an obelisk with a statue of a soldier at its base.

Minnesota state monument, Vicksburg National Military Park

Minnesota state monument, Vicksburg National Military Park, 1907.

Photograph of a rectangular stone monument with metal plaque honoring the Fourth Minnesota regiment

Monument to Fourth Minnesota Regiment, Vicksburg National Military Park

Monument to Fourth Minnesota Regiment, Vicksburg National Military Park, 1907.

Painting showing an artist's depiction of the Fourth Minnesota entering Vicksburg after its surrender

Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg, July 4, 1863

Fourth Minnesota Regiment Entering Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. Painting by artist Francis Davis Millet.

Fourth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The Fourth Regiment of Minnesota Infantry witnessed much of the action in the Civil War's Western Theater. They were part of minor skirmishes as well as major battles, expeditions and campaigns. They were fortunate to avoid heavy casualties in some large battles they were in, but they proved themselves good fighters. The officers and men saw Vicksburg surrendered. They were in Battles around Chattanooga. They marched with Sherman to the sea and witnessed the surrender of a major Confederate Army. Years after the war, the Fourth served as the subject for a famous artist's painting.

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