Battle of Mine Creek

The Mine Creek Battleground (incorrect date on image). Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Notable Events:

  • Battle of Mine Creek (October 25, 1864)

As Confederate Major General Sterling Price retreated into Kansas following his loss at the Battle of Westport, two cavalry brigades from the division of Union Major General Alfred Pleasonton overtook the Confederates as they crossed Mine Creek. The swiftness of the attack, along with federals' superior firepower, forced Price to retreat. Confederate Generals John S. Marmaduke and William L. Cabell were captured along with 600 men. Later in the same day, Price was again overtaken at a river crossing in the Battle of Marmiton River, in Vernon County, Missouri.