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Battle of Mine Creek Confederate Dead Memorial - Pleasanton, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 38° 08.293 W 094° 43.431
15S E 348929 N 4222554
Quick Description: This is the only Confederate memorial on Kansas soil.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2008 9:11:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM39P9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 47

Long Description:
This memorial 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 Memorial on Kansas soil. The flag on the Memorial 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.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 04/24/2004

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Kansas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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