Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site hosts commemoration event Oct. 20

Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site hosts
commemoration event Oct. 20
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 9, 2018 – The Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site Commemoration
Event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. This year’s program will provide a glimpse of what
life was like both for the soldiers who fought in the Civil War and the civilians who had to go about their
daily lives while the nation was at war.
The event will feature live stage performances, a living history walking loop and other Civil War themed
events. The stage performances begin at 10 a.m. with a first person portrayal of Lt. Patrick Minor, an officer
who successfully led a Union artillery unit during the Battle of Westport. Performances will continue on the
hour and will include Civil War Music and Ballads at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; an informative discussion about the
infamous Order Number 11 at noon; a storyteller presentation about African American women in Missouri
during the Civil War at 1 p.m.; and a presentation about the Buffalo Soldiers at 3 p.m. The living history
walking loop will feature Civil War era demonstrators and programming including; representatives from the
Fort Scott National Historic Site, the Bates County Museum, a nerf cannon demonstration, a program about
bison, an opportunity to meet the actors portraying Buffalo Soldiers and Lt. Patrick Minor, rope making, rail
splitting, a cross-cut saw demonstrations and washboard cleaning.
Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site is located west of Butler off Highway K. For more information
about the event, call the Stockton State Park office at 417-276-4259.
For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a
division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.