Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
Thank you for your patience as we bring our website back online. Any auctions currently open or opening soon have updated closing times and will run on the schedules posted here.
You may resume bidding and tracking at this time. Bids placed anytime Friday may have not been recorded, so please check your MyBids and update accordingly or contact client services for assistance.


    Fantastic Collection of 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Reunion Medals, Badges and Ribbons. Over 38 individual items associated with the 1st Minnesota including many Gettysburg reunion pieces. Highlight include: 1.) 20 ribbons, circa 1888 to 1906 commemorating many receptions and reunions including those held in Lake Minnetonka 1888, Duluth 1889, Winona 1891, Red Wing 1900, Waterville 1901 and others. The collection also includes two 1893 Gettysburg guest ribbons from and an 1897 1st Minnesota Gettysburg ribbon. All of the items in this group have been removed from an album and 13 examples of these ribbons have been closely trimmed from album pages and still retain the thick paper affixed to the reverse side. 2.) Nine badges and medals including a Gettysburg veterans' medal, Gettysburg survivors of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer ribbon and celluloid badge, 5 G.A.R. examples, among others. 3.) Small silver pinback 2nd Corps badge and a larger 2nd Corps souvenir stickpin with the caption "FIRST / MINN. VOLS.". 4.) Miscellaneous items including a celluloid G.A.R. button, celluloid First Minnesota Volunteers button, meal ticket for a 1st Minnesota trip to Gettysburg, June 29, 1897, small G.A.R. souvenir canteen, lapel rosettes and other interesting items. The 1st Minnesota is possibly best known for their actions on the second and third days of the battle of Gettysburg when they took terrible casualties repelling Confederates at Cemetery Ridge.

    Condition: 1.) Very good. Examples with album page backing still attached as noted. 2.) Very good. 3.) Very good. 4.) Very good.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 740

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 4 Rare Books Signature Auction Books Signature Auction - New York .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential &  Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential & Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $648,838