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

Price's Raid

 
 
Price's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 11, 2013
1. Price's Raid Marker
Inscription.

One of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War was fought in the fields around Mine Creek.

In August 1864 Confederate Major General Sterling Price received orders to invade Missouri. He was to bring Missouri into the confederacy and at the same time weaken Abraham Lincoln's chance at reelection. To accomplish his objectives, Price intended to:

capture St. Louis

capture Jefferson City and install a Confederate governor in the capitol

collect supplies and weapons for the struggling confederacy

recruit soldiers from Missouri's large population of Southern sympathizers

As Price advanced into Missouri he discovered St. Louis and Jefferson City were both heavily fortified. He abandoned his plans to capture the cities, but his mission to gather provisions resulted in a supply train of 500 wagons.

[Inset portrait of]
Major General Sterling Price
Confederate States of America (CSA)

[Inset painting titled]
Battle of Mine Creek: The Charge at Mine Creek,
by Andy Thomas
 
Erected by Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 8.709′ N, 94° 43.425′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in
Mine Creek Battlefield Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Mine Creek Battlefield Markers
Visitor Center in background
Linn County. Touch for map. Marker is along the path from the parking lot to the visitor center at Mine Creek 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. Combat at State Line (here, next to this marker); Mine Creek Battlefield Aerial Overlay (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Mine Creek (a few steps from this marker); The Battle Begins (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Defeat (within shouting distance of this marker); After the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Scott Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Mounted Armies Collide (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasanton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Map of Price's Raid through Missouri. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Battle of Mine Creek, Kansas. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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