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

After the Battle

 
 
After the Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 11, 2013
1. After the Battle Marker
Inscription.

Nearby homes were converted into makeshift hospitals where wounded were treated before being sent to larger hospitals in Mound City, Fort Scott, and Fort Leavenworth. Union soldiers killed in battle were buried in cemeteries within these same towns. Some Confederate soldiers were buried on the battlefield in unmarked graves.

The Union victory at Mine Creek forced Price's army out of Kansas and ended the Confederate threat to the state. The battle was one of the last significant engagements fought west of the Mississippi River. The Civil War ended in April 1865.

Casualties from the Mine Creek battle
Union

Wounded 94 Killed 15 Captured 1

Confederate
Wounded 250 Killed 300 Captured 600


[Background illustration]
The battle at Mine Creek in a painting by Samuel Reader.

Samuel Reader kept a diary and documented his service in the Kansas militia. Captured at the Battle of the Big Blue, he was forced to retreat with the Confederate Army to Mine Creek. His artwork is featured on the battlefield trails.
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 8.687′ N, 94° 43.393′ W. Marker is near
Mine Creek Battlefield SHS Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Mine Creek Battlefield SHS Markers
Visitor center in background
Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is southeast of the Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site visitor 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. The Battle Begins (here, next to this marker); Confederate Defeat (here, next to this marker); The Fort Scott Road (a few steps from this marker); Two Mounted Armies Collide (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Mine Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Mine Creek Battlefield Aerial Overlay (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat at State Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Price's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Mine Creek, Kansas. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Samuel James Reader Papers at the Kansas State Historical Society. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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