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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. 

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to sign our guest book.