Key facts about the Battle of Mine Creek, the largest Civil War conflict fought in Kansas, and one of the larger cavalry engagements of the war.
- October 25, 1864
- Linn County, Kansas
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General Alfred Pleasonton
- Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Benteen
- Colonel John F. Philips
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Sterling Price
- Major General James F. Fagan
- Major General John S. Marmaduke
Union Forces Engaged
- Pleasonton’s Provisional Cavalry Division
Confederate Forces Engaged
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 2,500
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 7,000
- Roughly 100 (94 wounded, 15 killed, and one captured)
- Roughly 1,100 (250 wounded, 300 killed, and 600 captured)
- Union victory
- The Battle of Mine Creek was the largest Civil War conflict fought in Kansas, and one of the larger cavalry engagements of the war.
- Pleasonton’s decisive victory decimated Price’s Army of Missouri.
- The Federals also captured two Confederate generals John S. Marmaduke and William L. Cabell.