Battle of Island Mound Commemoration

9/18/2021 | Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site | Butler, MO

Join us at the historic site on Sept. 18 to commemorate the Battle of Island Mound, the first Civil War battle where Black soldiers engaged in combat.

Planned activities include live stage performances, a living history walking loop and other Civil War-themed events. Attendees will see a presentation of the Buffalo soldiers and a first person portrayal of Lt. Patrick Minor, an officer who successfully led a Union artillery unit during the Battle of Westport. The living history walking loop will feature a rope-making demonstration, a bison program, a Missouri German carpenter's display, and an opportunity to meet the Buffalo Soldiers and Lt. Patrick Minor. Participating organizations will include the Fort Scott National Historic Site and the Bates County Museum. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 417-276-4259.

Click here to read the news release.

Event Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
4837 NW County Road 1002, Butler, MO | 417-276-4259

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs