Near Pleasanton in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Conclusion of Price Campaign
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 8.565′ N, 94° 43.468′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Marker is along the mowed trail, about 1000 feet SSW of the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20485 Kansas Highway 52, Pleasanton KS 66075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
Also see . . .
1. Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site. Kansas Historical Society entry (Submitted on January 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Mine Creek Battle. Kansapedia entry (Submitted on October 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.