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Miniature US flag awarded to veterans of the 20th Kansas Infantry Regiment at a commemorative reception in Topeka, Kansas, on November 2, 1899. The flag was found in a footlocker that belonged to Claude Spurlock (1877-1953), who was born in Perry, Kansas. Spurlock fought with the 20th Kansas Infantry Regiment in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. While there, he worked as an instructor to Filipino forces. He later returned to Kansas and worked in the meatpacking industry in Kansas City.
Item Number: 223467
KSHS Identifier: 2003.10.59
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Events and Celebrations
Date - 1890s - 1899
Military - Veterans
Military - Wars - Spanish American War
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Ceremonial Artifact - Flag
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts