Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield
20485 KS Hwy 52
Pleasanton, KS 66075
Just South of Pleasanton, KS
Take US 69 to Mound City exit
Drive West one-half mile on K-52
Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily
Visitor center hours:
April through October, 10 – 5 Wed – Sat
October 25, 1864 …
on the banks of Mine Creek, two Union brigades of approximately 2,500 troops defeated approximately 7,000 Confederates from General Sterling Price’s Army of Missouri. Federal Colonels Frederick W. Benteen and John H. Philips led the attack in one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War and a major battle fought in Kansas. After this battle, Union forces continued their pursuit of Price’s army into Missouri, Arkansas, and Indian Territory (Oklahoma) ending the Confederate threat to Kansas. Learn about the cavalrymen–their food, weapons, and clothing.
Their dramatic story comes alive at Mine Creek Battlefield.