The Battle of Island Mound (Butler, MO)

The Battle of Island Mound.jpg

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Title

The Battle of Island Mound (Butler, MO)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Men--United States Colored Troops
Associations--Military
Midwest, United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

The life-sized bronze statue of a single black soldier honors the contributions of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry to the Union Army.

Creator

Randall, Joel

Source

Waymarking.com

Date

Dedicated: October 12, 2008

Contributor

The Amen Society

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Bates County Courthouse grounds, Butler, MO, United States (N 38° 15.498 W 094° 19.954)

Has Part

Inscription on the base:

"First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry

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 in fierce hand-to-hand combat ensued. Of the Kansas Infantry's involvement it was written, "They Fought Like Tigers."

Founded & Organized by The Amen Society"

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

"The Battle of Island Mound – Butler, Missouri." Figurative Public Sculpture on Waymarking.com. Accessed January 21, 2019: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMNJMF_The_Battle_of_Island_Mound_Butler_Missouri

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

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Original Format

Sculpture

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Citation

Randall, Joel, “The Battle of Island Mound (Butler, MO),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed September 25, 2020, https://www.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1105.

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