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Berlichtingen Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 2:35 a.m. PST

Anyone make figures suitable for the 1st Minnesota and Barksdale's Mississippi during the 1st Bull Run time frame?

GeoffQRF Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 2:42 a.m. PST

"Nothing has been found in either official or unofficial sources to prove that the First Mississippi "Minute Men" Infantry ever took part in any engagement of any kind during its career. A part of its name was the term "State Troops," which leads one to believe that this was some type of Militia unit or "Home Guard" comprised of men too old or infirm to perform in a regular combat unit."

We have Mississippi State Infantry, if that helps: link

Cleburne186316 Mar 2010 2:45 a.m. PST

He said 1st Minnesota. :)

Berlichtingen Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 3:17 a.m. PST

Yep, 1st Minnesota. Barksdale's was the 13th Mississipi I think. In both cases, they wore red shirts at 1st Bull Run… not jackets

GeoffQRF Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 4:04 a.m. PST

Oops! Nothing under Minnesota. :-)

Personal logo Miniatureships Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Mar 2010 4:40 a.m. PST

I believe the official uniform for the 1st Minnesota at Camp Ripley is a red flannel shirt with black pants and a black hat. Basically, use Confederates without jackets and a lot of equipment.

Berlichtingen Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 5:32 a.m. PST

Barksdale's was almost identical. I haven't seen any 15's without jackets though

NigelM Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 6:18 a.m. PST

Peter Pig does a pack of Confederates in battle shirt & hat pack (67) which seem to fit description given.


138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2010 7:21 a.m. PST

The 1st Minnesota Regt at Bull Run had officers in standard blue frock coats and the enlisted men in heavy red shirt, black pants and black slouch hats. I looked for photos from the reenactment group because I've been to events where they did the early uniform, including 145th Bull Runn but can't find any on line.

Berlichtingen Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 10:45 a.m. PST

Peter Pig it is then. Thanks!

Jeffersonian Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 1:04 p.m. PST

The 1st Minnesota's red shirts were overshirts, worn over a lighter-weight shirt which could have been off-white or grey. The overshirts were generally not tucked into the trousers. Such shirts usually came down to mid-thigh.

MahanMan Inactive Member16 Mar 2010 5:09 p.m. PST

The very notion of using Rebels to represent the first volunteers from MY state to defend the Union against Secesh aggression is disgusting. Find something Federal, by Father Abraham's beard!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2010 6:31 p.m. PST

Aggression? I believe your people were marching into Virginia not the other way round.

Berlichtingen Inactive Member17 Mar 2010 12:09 a.m. PST


I hear ya… show me some 15mm 1st Minnesota figures, and I'll use 'em. Barring that, it looks like Peter Pig rebs are gettin' flannel shirts. Then, with a rousing "Ya hey der!" they'll charge forward to kick some Secesh ass :)

lebooge Inactive Member17 Mar 2010 5:45 a.m. PST

Here's some images of the First Minnesota re-enactors at Bull Run in the early uniform:


Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2010 7:04 a.m. PST

Everyone has used Rebs for Yanks and Yanks for Rebs. It's just something we 15mm ACW gamers do.

Soreny22MN Inactive Member01 Aug 2018 11:13 p.m. PST

What pack from the stone mountain line would work best for the 1st Minnesota?

KeithRK02 Aug 2018 6:38 a.m. PST

For the 1st Minn. the company sergeants were wearing dark blue overshirts.

Jabba Miles03 Aug 2018 3:30 a.m. PST

Peter pig are a true 15mm can look small next to the likes of Blue Moon etc.

Ryan T04 Aug 2018 11:36 a.m. PST

Not only can you use Confederate castings for the 1st Minnesota, but you can paint some of them in gray. Co. K, the "Winona Volunteers", were originally provided with "gray suits presented by the citizens of Winona" which they continued to wear for a while after the rest of the regiment was provided with red shirts and dark pants.

donlowry05 Aug 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

Aggression? I believe your people were marching into Virginia not the other way round.

But the Confederates fired the first shot (you do remember Fort Sumter?) And Virginia (or at least Virginians) seized Federal property in that state even before it seceded (Harper's Ferry arsenal, for instance).

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