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Battle of Pilot Knob - Pilot Knob Mountain - Pilot Knob, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 37.220 W 090° 38.415
15S E 708258 N 4166310
Quick Description: Lead in to Russellville and the attack on Fort Davidson
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/30/2019 7:04:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM1179P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:

County of marker: Iron County
Location of marker: Main St. (old MO Hwy 21) & MO Hwy W, Pilot Knob
Marker erected by: Iron County Historical Society

Marker Text:


September 27, 1864
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Prior to the Confederate attack on Ft. Davidson a detachment of 3rd M.S.M. Cavalry was forced off Pilot Knob Mountain by Slemon's and McCray's rebel brigades. The 3rd M.S.M.'s commanding officer Major James Wilson, was taken prisoner. After the battle he was executed by the rebels. During the assault on Ft. Davidson, Slemon's and McCray's brigades anchored the right wing of the Confederate Army at the base of Pilot Knob Mt.

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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