Battlefield Dispatches No. 237: ‘Battle of Mine Creek’

Monday, Oct. 25 is the 146th Anniversary of the Battle of Mine Creek that was the largest Civil War battle in Kansas and the second largest “CAVALRY” battle in the entire Civil War. The largest cavalry battle of the war was at Brandy Station, Va., on June 8, 1863 in which approximately 20,500 horse soldiers of the Blue (9,500) and Gray (11,000) participated. At Mine Creek there were approximately 10,800 participants that included approximately 2,800 “Union Yankees” and 8,000 Confederates.

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