Battle of Pilot Knob - Iron County Courthouse - Ironton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 35.868 W 090° 37.668
15S E 709420 N 4163837
Quick Description: First men killed in the battle happened here...
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2019 5:51:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM116W8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:

County of site: Iron County
Location of site: Main St., courthouse lawn, Ironton
Marker Erected by: Iron County Historical Society

Text of marker:

Battle of Pilot Knob
Iron County Courthouse
September 26, 1864
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

PVT. Rector of the 3rd M.S.M. was killed in front of the courthouse.  Co E, 47th Missouri firing from the courthouse killed the rebel who shot Rector.  They were the first to die in the battle.  A cavalry detachment led by Major Wilson drove the rebels back into Shut-In Gap.  Fighting ended at sunset.  On the 2nd day rebel artillery fired into Ironton and hit the courthouse.  The imprint of one of the shells can still be seen in its facade.


Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Iron County Historical Society

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Other or General Civil War

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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