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Pleasanton in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Battle of Mine Creek

October 25, 1864

 
 
Battle of Mine Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
1. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Closeup photo of Confederate marker.
Inscription. Of the approximately 600 Confederate casualties in this battle, many of those killed in action were buried in unmarked graves on this battlefield.

Most of the dead were from Marmaduke's Missouri Cavalry Division and Fagan's Arkansas Cavalry Division of Major General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri.

Known but to God, they gave their lives in the defence of their country, fighting for the ideals in which they believed. We dedicate this memorial in their honor. May they rest in peace for all eternity.
 
Erected 2004 by Kansas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 38° 8.293′ N, 94° 43.431′ W. Marker is in Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 52. Click for map. This marker is located along the battle trail approximately ½ mile south from the Visitor's Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20485 Kansas Highway 52, Pleasanton KS 66075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Benteen Memorial Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a
Battle of Mine Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
2. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Area shot of the marker - note the landscaping in the shape of Cross of St. Andrew.
direct line); "Hurra for Kansas!" (about 500 feet away); Cavalry Horses (about 600 feet away); Cavalry (about 700 feet away); Chaos at the Crossing (about 700 feet away); Nursing the Wounded (approx. 0.3 miles away); Conclusion of Price Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Charge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
More about this marker. This is the first, and by some accounts only, Confederate marker within the State of Kansas. The flag on the marker is the Confederate Missouri Battle Flag. The landscaping is in the more familiar Cross of St Andrew.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas Sons of Confederate Veterans. This link is for the Kansas Sons of Confederate Veterans who placed the marker. (Submitted on June 25, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation. This link goes to the support foundation for the Battlefield - they have been a valuable resource for information on this
Battle of Mine Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
3. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Photo of the Mine Creek Battlefield Visitor's Center.
Battle. (Submitted on June 25, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. This is the offical state link to the Battlefield site. (Submitted on June 25, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Battle of Mine Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, March 1, 2008
4. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
Photo of the Mine Creek ford. This ford was not designed for the amount of traffic encountered on October 25, 1864 and caused a huge traffic jam. This tie-up was why the Battle was fought here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,471 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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