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An illustration titled "It Went Against Us" copied from page 99 of S. J. Reeder's autobiography "Battle of Blue, Battle of Mine Creek, KS, Oct. 25, 1864." The illustration depicts the Battle of the Blue/Battle of Mine Creek, which was the most important engagement between Union and Confederate forces that took place in Kansas during the Civil War (October 25, 1864). Furthermore, the Battle of Mine Creek was one of the largest cavalry engagements of the Civil War. Union commanders during the engagement were Maj. Gen Alfred Pleasonton, Col. Frederick W. Benteen, and Col. John F. Philips. Confederate commanders during the battle were Maj. Gen James F. Fagan, Brig. Gen John S. Marmaduke and William S. Cabell.

Date: October 25, 1864

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This illustration can be used as an effective lead-in to discuss broader issues related to the Civil War, including the border tensions between Missouri and Kansas, as well as the fact that the conflict left few parts of the country untouched.

KS: 7th: 2.6: important events in Kansas History during the Civil War

Item Number: 742
Call Number: E461 , M8 , *7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 742

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