Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Mine Creek Battlefield Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:16:00 GMT The Underdog on Horses carries the day at Mine Creek http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/28/The-Underdog-on-Horses-carries-the-day-at-Mine-Creek/3017/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/133-800x532-.jpg'/><br/> When you visit&nbsp;Mine Creek Battlefield&nbsp;on a quiet day, you can almost see them there: 7,000 Confederate soldiers charging across a battlefield on horseback towards two highly outnumbered Union brigades cresting the hill. The Union forces freeze in their tracks against the odds, but are destined to carry the day.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2013/28/The-Underdog-on-Horses-carries-the-day-at-Mine-Creek/3017/ Frontier Military Byway – more than a military tour http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/ There are so many interesting places to visit along the Frontier Military Scenic Byway, you really need to plan a few days to catch it all. The byway takes you along the border area between Kansas and Missouri. It roughly follows the old military road originally built to link Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott with military installations further to the south. The area was a hotbed of activity during the Bleeding Kansas fight for statehood. Along the route you will find the site of the Marais des Cygnes massacre, a brutal attack that galvanized guerilla warfare between free-state and pro-slavery forces in territorial Kansas. Nearby Mine Creek Battlefield is the site of the only major Civil War battle fought in Kansas. This scenic byway is not all about the military though. You will find a Santa Fe Trail stop, a stately historic home, several parks and a cider mill. The drive is through a beautiful part of the state with lots of hills and trees as you head south out of Kansas City. It takes you past so many interesting stops you will surely find something to please everyone in the family. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/24/Frontier-Military-Byway-more-than-a-military-tour/941/