Near Pleasanton in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The battle at Mine Creek was one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War. Thousands of men and horses took part in the engagement.
Cavalry regiments played an important role. In the beginning they supported the infantry and artillery and screened their movements from the enemy. They also gathered information as to the whereabouts and strength of enemy troops. After victorious battles they pursued and harassed the retreating troops; in a defeat they covered the rear of their own army and executed defensive actions to delay the advance of the enemy. Toward the end of the war the cavalry took on a more offensive role such as it did at Mine Creek.
[Background image of] Union cavalry on the move in this painting by Samuel Reader.
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society.
Location. 38° 8.382′ N, 94° 43.52′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is along the mowed trail, about one-half mile 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 Battle of Mine Creek (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cavalry Horses (about 700 feet away); Nursing the Wounded (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Benteen Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conclusion of Price Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Hurra for Kansas!" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chaos at the Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Charge (approx. 0.3 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 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Battle of Mine Creek Summary. (Submitted on October 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Mine Creek Battle at Kansapedia. (Submitted on October 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Animals • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.