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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:04 PM

Battle of Island Mound Dedication and Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:00am - Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 5:00pm
Join us as we open Missouri State Park's newest state historic site. Located in Bates County, approximately 7 miles west of Bulter, Missouri, the Battle of Island Mound is the very first location where African American soldiers fought with and defeated a secessionist force during the Civil War. Interpretive panels and commemorative features will be unveiled and dedicated to the troops of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry who fought here October 29, 1862. Activities on site will include living history activities. There will also be activities and a Civil War symposium at the Bates County Museum, 802 Elks Drive, in nearby Butler, Missouri


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