Minnesota Historical Society

5th Minnesota Regiment at Corinth Print

$ 10.00

Civil War Art Reproduction
One of six mural-size paintings of Minnesota's Civil War regiments that hang in the Governor's Suite of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul.

Paper size 28 x 22 in., image size 23 x 10 in.

The Fifth Minnesota took part in the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, in October 1862. At a critical moment in the fighting, the Minnesotans repulsed a Confederate attack and retook captured Union cannons, as dramatized in Edwin H. Blashfield's painting.

Edwin H. Blashfield (1848-1936) was esteemed as a master of the turn-of-the-century movement to beautify America's public buildings with mural paintings. His two large allegorical murals of Minnesota history and legend may be seen in the Senate Chamber of the Minnesota State Capitol. The Corinth painting also bears the signatures of Blashfield's assistants, Vincent Aderente (1880-1941) and Alonzo E. Foringer (1877-1948).

Interpretation by Thomas O'Sullivan, Curator of Art, Minnesota Historical Society, 1994.

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