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Pleasanton in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of Mine Creek
 
Battle of Mine Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
1. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Closeup of the Battle of Mine Creek Marker.
 
Inscription. Upon this rolling prairie and across Mine Creek occurred the largest Civil War battle in Kansas. It also was one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War. Nearly 8,000 Confederate soldiers clashed with 2,500 Union troops. The battle lasted less than one hour. Many Confederates were captured and more than 600 were killed or wounded. Union casualties numbered approximately 120. This decisive Union victory contributed to the defeat of the 1864 Confederate invasion of Missouri and Kansas.

This hallowed ground has been preserved so that present and future generations of Americans may remember the sacrifices of the soldiers of the Blue and Gray.

This monument is placed in commemoration of the brave soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of Mine Creek on October 25, 1864.
 
Erected 2003 by Kansas Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 8.702′ N, 94° 43.413′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 52 half a mile west of U.S. 69. Click for map. This marker is to the right of the entrance of the entrance to the Mine Creek Battlefield Visitor's Center as you enter. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20485 Kansas Highway 52, Pleasanton KS 66075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
 
Battle of Mine Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
2. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Photo of the Visitor's Center for the Mine Creek Battlefield. The marker is to the right of the entrance.
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mine Creek Battlefield Aerial Overlay (a few steps from this marker); Combat at State Line (a few steps from this marker); Price's Raid (a few steps from this marker); The Battle Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Scott Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Mounted Armies Collide (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Mine Creek. This link is for the Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Mine Creek. (Submitted on June 21, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Mine Creek Battlefield. This is the Kansas State Historic Site for the Battle of Mine Creek. (Submitted on June 21, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Battle of Mine Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
3. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
This photo is of battleground from the Union point of view. The Confederate lines were just in front of the far tree line.
 
 
Battle of Mine Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
4. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Photo of the main ford of Mine Creek. The length of Price's wagon train caused the ford to become impassible causing the battle.
 
 
Battle of Mine Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
5. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Headstone of Lt H W Curtis of the 4th Iowa Cavalry. Lt. Curtis was the only officer killed in the battle.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then. Last updated on June 25, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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