Battle of Pilot Knob - Pilot Knob Mountain - Ironton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 37.220 W 090° 38.415
15S E 708258 N 4166310
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the the battle which took place on Shepherd Mountain prior to the attacks on Fort Davidson.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2007 8:25:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM1P58
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
Views: 75

Long Description:

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Text of marker:

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.

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