Near Pleasanton in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
"Hurra for Kansas!"
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 8.209′ N, 94° 43.399′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Marker is along the mowed trail in the wooded area north the creek at the Mine Creek Civil War 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. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Benteen Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chaos at the Crossing (about 400 feet away); Battle of Mine Creek (about 500 feet away); Cavalry Horses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cavalry (approx. Ό mile 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
Also see . . .
1. Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield. Kansas Historical Society entry (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.