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Kansas Historical Marker

Battle Of Mine Creek

Kansas State Historical Marker
Linn County
US-69, Linn County
Roadside turnout, 2.5 miles south of Pleasanton
      In October 1864, a Confederate army under General Sterling Price was defeated near Kansas City. He retreated south, crossed into Kansas, and camped at Trading Post. Early on the morning of October 25, Union troops under Generals Pleasonton, Blunt, and Curtis forced him from this position, and a few hours later the Battle of Mine Creek was fought over these fields.