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Welcome to the only web site dedicated to the first engagement of the Civil War that involved an African American regiment - The Skirmish at Island Mound, Missouri.

I invite you to join me in celebrating this very historic event, and ask you to join me in my effort to see the ground upon which the first blow for freedom was struck by an African American regiment during the Civil War is properly preserved and protected.

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  • We are currently under construction, so check back often as additional information and features are added. 
  • Also,  this web site is optimized for the latest version of Internet Explorer.  If you view this page in another web browser your experience will not be as intended by the websmith.

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to drop me a line and don't forget to sign our guest book.


This web site includes material and information that I have amassed over some two years of pain staking research, and as such I reserve all rights to the information and material contained within this web site under U.S. copyright laws, where applicable.

2000 Chris Tabor
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