Near Pleasanton in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Fort Scott Road
The Fort Scott Road ran in a north/south direction just east of the fence line. As it approached Mine Creek it veered to the southwest. This road paralled [sic] the route of present-day U.S. 69 Highway. Because this was a "running" engagement, the road played a central role in Price's raid generally and in the Battle of Mine Creek in particular.
Erected by Kansas Historical Society.
Location. 38° 8.684′ N, 94° 43.387′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site, off 850th Road (Kansas Route 52), about one mile west of US Highway 69. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasanton KS 66075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Mounted Armies Collide (here, next to this marker); The Battle Begins (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Defeat (a few steps from this marker); After the Battle (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Mine Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Mine Creek Battlefield Aerial Overlay Combat at State Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
More about this marker. This marker was replaced in 2012 by a series of markers.
Also see . . .
1. Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. (Submitted on December 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Frontier Military Historic Byway, Kansas. (Submitted on December 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.