Civil War-Era Flag on Display Monday
MADISONVILLE, KY - A rare Civil War-era flag featuring 35 stars is set to go on display Monday in Hopkins County.
Patricia Baber of Madisonville donated the flag to the Historical Society of Hopkins County, which will display the relic display at Parkway Plaza Mall in Madisonville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.
Baber says the flag was passed down from her grandmother, but the maker is unknown.
Historical Society President Bob Adkins says the flag reflects West Virginia's entry into the Union in 1863, putting it as having been made and used around the time of the Civil War.
Historian Spencer Brewer says the flag isn't a military banner, but was likely displayed at a home or business.