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

Combat at State Line

 
 
Combat at State Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 11, 2013
1. Combat at State Line Marker
Inscription.

Near Kansas City, Union troops clashed with Price's army in a series of battles:

October 19 in Lexington

October 21 at the Little Blue River

October 22 at the Big Blue River

October 23 in Westport

The Battle of Westport was a stunning Confederate defeat. Price withdrew south with Union cavalry in close pursuit.

Early on the morning of October 25 a running skirmish developed over the nine miles between Trading Post and Mine Creek. When the Confederate rear guard arrived at the banks of Mine Creek the end of the supply train had not yet crossed and several wagons were congested at the crossings. With 2,500 Union troops only 500 yards behind, the 7,000 Confederates were forced to stop and fight. This resulted in one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War, and a major defeat for the Confederates in the west.

Tour Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site and learn its stories.
 
Erected 2012 by Kansas State Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 8.708′ N, 94° 43.422′ W. Marker is near Pleasanton, Kansas, in Linn County. Touch for map. Marker is along the path from the parking lot to the visitor center at Mine Creek Battlefield
Mine Creek Battlefield Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Mine Creek Battlefield Markers
Visitor Center in background
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. Price's Raid (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. Battle of Mine Creek, Kansas. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Battle of Westport Visitor Center. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Second Battle of Lexington Summary. (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 282 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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