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

Conclusion of Price Campaign

 
 
Conclusion of Price Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2014
1. Conclusion of Price Campaign Marker
Inscription.

When Major General Sterling Price commenced his invasion of Missouri he had several objectives. By the time he reached Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) in November, not a single objective had been met. He failed to take St. Louis and Jefferson City, and he did not install a Confederate governor in Missouri. He had to destroy the huge wagon train of much needed supplies and most of the new recruits deserted on the retreat from Mine Creek.

Following Price's retreat the Confederate effort west of the Mississippi River was minimal. Mine Creek was one of the last significant engagements fought in the west.

[Image] Left, Major General Sterling Price, CSA; painting by Samuel Reader
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 8.565′ N, 94° 43.468′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is along the mowed trail, about 1000 feet SSW of the Mine Creek Civil War 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. Nursing the Wounded (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Charge
Conclusion of Price Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2014
2. Conclusion of Price Campaign Marker
Looking north toward Visitor Center
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fort Scott Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Mounted Armies Collide (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle Begins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Defeat (approx. 0.2 miles away); After the Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Mine Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site KS. (Submitted on October 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Battle of Mine Creek Summary. (Submitted on October 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mine Creek Battle at Kansapedia. (Submitted on October 20, 2014, 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 251 times since then and 2 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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