Pilot Knob in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Battle of Pilot Knob
— September 28, 1864, 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. —
The Union army evacuated Ft. Davidson at about 2:00 a.m. on September 28. Despite having to pass between the campfires of Dobbin’s brigade, Gen. Ewing marched his men undetected through the Confederate lines and to the Caledonia-Potosi Rd. After learning the next day that the enemy occupied Potosi, Ewing turned westward at Caledonia, and despite pursuit by elements of Price’s army, led his troops to Leasburg situated on the Pacific Railroad.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1864.
Location. 37° 37.687′ N, 90° 39′ W. Marker is in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is on N. McCune Street, 0.2 miles north of Cedar Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pilot Knob MO 63663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort DavidsonBattle of Pilot Knob (approx. ¾ mile away); The Doomed Assault (approx. ¾ mile away); The Struggle for the Mountains (approx. ¾ mile away); The Moat (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pilot Knob.
More about this marker. The marker is one of 16 Missouri red granite historical markers interpreting the Battle of Pilot Knob and is Marker #15 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 29, 2016.)
2. Tour: The Battle of Pilot Knob. A detailed virtual tour of the battle from The Civil War Muse. (Submitted on October 29, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 169 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.