Ironton in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of Pilot Knob
September 26-27, 1864
A section of Montgomery's Battery, two 3-inch Ordnance Rifles, under Lt. Simonton, helped drive the rebels back into Shut-In Gap and held them there until fighting ceased at sunset on the 26th. Early the next morning, Simonton's guns, positioned in front of the courthouse, fired at the attacking rebels. Rebel cannon responded by firing into Ironton and hitting the court house. The two guns that you see here are identical to Simonton's.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 26, 1863.
Location. 37° 35.866′ N, 90° 37.667′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Wayne Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Located in front of the Iron County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ironton MO 63650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); VFW Post 5527 Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); War In The Arcadia Valley (a few steps from this marker); Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri Iron County Missouri Courthouse Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Grant Commission Commemorative (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Curtis (approx. half a mile away); The Arcadia Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
More about this marker. The markers are two of 16 Missouri red granite historical markers interpreting the Battle of Pilot Knob and are Markers #5 and #6 on the Battle of Pilot Knob Driving Tour.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site. The official website of this state park. (Submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
2. Tour: The Battle of Pilot Knob. A detailed virtual tour of the battle from The Civil War Muse. (Submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 902 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.