"First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry"

"First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry" (HM10M5)

Location: Butler, MO 64730 Bates County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.499', W 94° 19.952'

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They Fought Like Tigers

The 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry fought and won the Battle of Island Mound, also known as The Battle at Fort Toothman on October 28 & 29, 1862 in Charlotte Township approx. 7.5 miles southwest of Butler. It is said to have been the only battle fought on Bates County soil, in which regular U.S. troops were involved. The First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry was the first black unit to fight in the Civil War. Reportedly Southern rebels outnumbered the black troops five to one, attacked the fort and fierce hand-to-hand combat ensued.

Of the Kansas Infantry's involvement it was written, "They Fought Like Tigers"
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HM NumberHM10M5
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Amen Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 383416 N 4235315
Decimal Degrees38.25831667, -94.33253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.499', W 94° 19.952'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 29.94" N, 94° 19' 57.12" W
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Area Code(s)660
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 W Ohio St, Butler MO 64730, US
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