20485 Kansas 52, Pleasanton KS 66075
One of the largest and most dramatic cavalry charges of the war occurred near the banks of Mine Creek Oct. 25, 1864, when Union forces caught up with Confederate Gen. Sterling Price’s army as it was retreating after a raid into Missouri. About 2,500 Union cavalry attacked about 7,000 of Price’s men, routing them after hand-to-hand fighting. After the battle, Price limped back into Missouri and was beaten again at Newtonia a few days later. Mine Creek was the last pitched battle west of the Mississippi River.
A visitor center with exhibits on the battle and Price’s Raid gets visitors started. Walking trails with interpretive signage lead to significant areas of the battlefield.
Visitor center open 10 am-5 pm Wednesday-Saturday (April-October).
Baxter Springs Heritage Center, Baxter Springs • Black Jack Battlefield, Wellsville • Constitution Hall, Lecompton • John Brown Museum, Osawatomie • Kansas Museum of History, Topeka • Mine Creek Battlefield, Pleasanton • Watkins Museum, Lawrence