9/18/2014

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates 150th anniversary of battle

Kansas Historical Society News Release 

Contact: Bobbie Athon or Lisa Hecker, (785) 272-8681
6425 SW 6th Ave.
Topeka KS 66615-1099
www.kshs.org

September 18, 2014

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Battle

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War cavalry battle 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 18. Visitors can see cavalry and infantry encampments, including a surgeon’s tent; gunnery crews; a saddle display; and 19th century skills demonstrations. Children’s activities are scheduled and vendor booths will be on site. Authors Dianne Eickhoff and Ken Spurgeon will be available for book signings and photographs. Food available for purchase. Admission is $5 adults, $1 students. Mine Creek Battlefield is located at 20485 KS Highway 52, Pleasanton. For more information, call (785) 272-8681, or visit kshs.org/mine_creek.

Event presented in cooperation with Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation.

About the site: The Battle of Mine Creek was one of the largest cavalry battles in the Civil War and a major battle fought in Kansas. On October 25, 1864, approximately 2,500 Union troops attacked and defeated an estimated 7,000 Confederates commanded by Major General Sterling Price. After the battle, Union forces pursued Price’s army into Missouri, Arkansas, and Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), and ended the Confederate threat to Kansas.

The Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site is one of 16 historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency.

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.

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