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The Battle Of Coon Creek

Kansas State Historical Marker
Edwards County
US-50, Edwards County
Two miles east of Kinsley at Arkansas River bridge

      Indian attacks along the Santa Fe Trail were frequent from the 1820s to the 1870s. Near here, where the trail followed the Arkansas River, the Battle of Coon Creek was fought June 18, 1848, between some 200 Comanches and Osages and 140 soldiers, half of whom were recruits bound for service in the Mexican War.