Battle of Island Mound Memorial

Battle of Island Mound Memorial (HM155S)

Location: Butler, MO 64730 Bates County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 14.19', W 94° 26.372'

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Here, on October 29, 1862 was the first crucible to test the mettle of formerly enslaved black men during the Civil War.

Here, a group of volunteers faced battle with the certainty of only two outcomes - victory or death - for there would be no quarters given to a black man who had taken up arms.

Here, in uniforms issued on behalf of a country that had not yet emancipated them, they revealed courage and tenacity under fire.

Here, the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry defeated a force rebellious to the Federal government laying to rest doubts that former slaves could perform as soldiers.

Here, their bravery and determination helped our nation better understand the founding fathers' words "all men are created equal."

Here, on October 27, 2012 we memorialize their victory and the American freedoms they fought for so bravely.
HM NumberHM155S
Year Placed2012
Placed ByMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 374016 N 4233035
Decimal Degrees38.23650000, -94.43953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.19', W 94° 26.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 11.40" N, 94° 26' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)660
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10015 NW 1002 Rd, Butler MO 64730, US
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