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

“Hurra for Kansas!”

 
 
"Hurra for Kansas!" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2014
1. "Hurra for Kansas!" Marker
Inscription.

The Lathrop family lived in a cabin south of the creek. They were home during the battle.

"In front of a log cabin stood an old woman, with several children clinging to her skirts, fearless of the leaden shower which ceaselessly pattered against the cabin wall. With gray locks floating in the wind, the old lady shouted, while we whirled past, 'God bless you, boys! God bless you boys! Hurra for the Union! Hurra for Kansas! Give it to 'em.' The sight was inspiring. With a wild shout the troops cleared the fence, swept over the prairie beyond, and attacked the disordered rebels."
— Captain Richard Hinton, USA

[Cabin] Painting by Samuel Reader
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 8.209′ N, 94° 43.399′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is along the mowed trail in the wooded area north the creek at the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site. 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. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Benteen Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chaos at the Crossing
"Hurra for Kansas!" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 18, 2014
2. "Hurra for Kansas!" Marker
(about 400 feet away); Battle of Mine Creek (about 500 feet away); Cavalry Horses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nursing the Wounded (approx. 0.4 miles away); Conclusion of Price Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Charge (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site KS. (Submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mine. (Submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mine Creek Battle Summary. (Submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 5 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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