The Mine Creek Battlefield (Pleasanton, Kansas)

Buckeye Bill

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This Confederate States of America monument was placed on the Mine Creek Battlefield by the Kansas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on April 24th, 2004. It represents the first and only Confederate monument on Kansas soil. The flag on the monument is the Confederate Battle Flag of Missouri. The Memorial reads as follows:

Battle of Mine Creek
October 25th, 1864

Of the approximately 600 Confederate casualties in this battle, many of those killed in action were buried in unmarked graves on this battlefield.

Most of the dead were from Marmaduke's Missouri Cavalry Division and Fagan's Arkansas Cavalry Division of Major General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri.

Known but to God, they gave their lives in the defence of their country, fighting for the ideals in which they believed. We dedicate this memorial in their honor. May they rest in peace for all eternity.

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This Confederate States of America monument was placed on the Mine Creek Battlefield by the Kansas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on April 24th, 2004. It represents the first and only Confederate monument on Kansas soil. The flag on the monument is the Confederate Battle Flag of Missouri. The Memorial reads as follows:

Battle of Mine Creek
October 25th, 1864

Of the approximately 600 Confederate casualties in this battle, many of those killed in action were buried in unmarked graves on this battlefield.

Most of the dead were from Marmaduke's Missouri Cavalry Division and Fagan's Arkansas Cavalry Division of Major General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri.

Known but to God, they gave their lives in the defence of their country, fighting for the ideals in which they believed. We dedicate this memorial in their honor. May they rest in peace for all eternity.

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Bill, you did state that this is the only Confederate monument anywhere in Kansas. I wonder if those Kansas folks understood that the flag on this monument is a MISSOURI flag? They might have balked at allowing the monument! I'll repeat that I think the inscription is just perfect--honoring the sacrifices of the soldiers without making excuses for their ideals.
 

Buckeye Bill

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Bill, you did state that this is the only Confederate monument anywhere in Kansas. I wonder if those Kansas folks understood that the flag on this monument is a MISSOURI flag? They might have balked at allowing the monument! I'll repeat that I think the inscription is just perfect--honoring the sacrifices of the soldiers without making excuses for their ideals.

I have researched my comment about the only CSA memorial in the state of Kansas.

This CSA memorial is the ONLY CSA memorial I could locate in this state.

If I am wrong, I will stand corrected. (I am here to learn and to grow)

Bill
 

Patrick H

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I have researched my comment about the only CSA memorial in the state of Kansas.

This CSA memorial is the ONLY CSA memorial I could locate in this state.

If I am wrong, I will stand corrected. (I am here to learn and to grow)

Bill
I'm not doubting you at all. I just can't believe that Kansans would have permitted a picture of the Missouri battle flag on their soil. They must not have realized what it is!
 

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The Battle of Mine Creek, Kansas occurred on this day in 1864. This battle was part of Confederate General Sterling Price's Missouri Raid during the American Civil War. In the second largest cavalry engagement of the war, two divisions of Price's Army of Missouri were routed by two Federal brigades under the command of Colonels Frederick Benteen and John Finis Philips.

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I know a lot of members on this message board don't give three flipped cheeseburgers about the American Civil War battles west of the Mississippi River. But if you get a chance to visit this battlefield, do it!!!

Bill
 
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