They Fought Like TigersThe 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
|Placed By||The Amen Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 383416 N 4235315|
|Decimal Degrees||38.25831667, -94.33253333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 15.499', W 94° 19.952'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 15' 29.94" N, 94° 19' 57.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-99 W Ohio St, Butler MO 64730, US|
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