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Nursing the Wounded

 
 
Nursing the Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2014
1. Nursing the Wounded Marker
Inscription.

When the armies moved south, hundreds of dead and wounded men were left behind on the battlefield. As soon as the shooting stopped civilians from nearby homes offered assistance.

Men "had fallen all about the house and crawled away to fence corners or brush. When all the wounded were taken from the field we went to the hospital which was established in a cabin north of the creek. Here indeed was a sickening scene, men wounded in almost every way possible. Some were bearing their pain without a murmur, some groaning, some crying, some praying and some dying."
- Barbara Jane (Palmer) Dolson

Field hospitals were established in six homes including the Lathrop home south of the creek and the Ragain home northeast of this point near present day highway K-52.

[Image of] Barbara Jane (Palmer) Dolson
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 8.538′ N, 94° 43.49′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is along the mowed trail, about 1200 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
Nursing the Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2014
2. Nursing the Wounded Marker
Looking NNE toward Visitor Center in distance
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conclusion of Price Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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). 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. Charity & Public WorkPatriots & PatriotismScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 6 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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