Near Pleasanton in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of Mine Creek
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 47.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 8′ N, 94° 42.823′ W. Marker was near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Marker was on U.S. 69, on the right when traveling south Click for map. Marker is in a turn out approximately 2.5 miles south of Pleasonton. Marker was 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 location. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Benteen Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Hurra for Kansas!" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chaos at the Crossing (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Mine Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cavalry Horses (approx. ¾ mile away); Cavalry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nursing the Wounded (approx. 0.9 miles away); Conclusion of Price Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
Also see . . .
1. Kansas State Historical Society. This was one of the largest mounted cavalry battles in the Civil War and was the only major battle fought in Kansas. The Union brigades were commanded by Colonels Frederick W. Benteen and John F. Philips. After this battle, Federal forces pursued and defeated additional Confederates in Missouri as they attempted to return to Arkansas, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), and eventually Texas.
2. a.k.a. "Battle of the Osage.".
3. Mine Creek Battlefield. Photos of the battlefield and museum on Civil War Album.
1. Battle of Mine Creek Marker
The rest area where this marker originally stood has been removed. The marker is currently behind the visitor's center at Mine Creek Battlefield, hopefully however, a new rest area near the former site of the Marais Des Cygnes Massacre marker will be the home of both markers.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,658 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. 4. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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