May 1, 1898
“REGIMENT FLAG. Proposal Comes From Bowling Green to Buy a Handsome One”
This was the title of a short article in the May 1, 1898, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer newspaper proposing the purchase of a silk flag for the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment from western Kentucky, which fought under Colonel T.J. Smith of Bowling Green during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
The price for the flag was between $300 and $350, which is equivalent to more than $6,000 in today’s currency.
– “Way Back When in Warren County” is compiled by researchers at the Warren County Public Library and appears twice weekly in the Bowling Green Daily News. For more information about the library, visit warrenpl.org.