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Near Arcadia in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Battle of Pilot Knob

Shut-In Gap

 

—September 26, 1864, 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. —

 
Battle of Pilot Knob — Shut-In Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — Shut-In Gap Marker
Inscription. Through Shut In Gap passed the most direct route from the Arcadia Valley to Fredericktown. Advance elements of the rebel army rode through the gap undetected and were not spotted until they approached a Union picket post at the Russellville Junction. Following a skirmish in Ironton a cavalry detachment led by Major Wilson drove the rebels back into the gap. After Wilson was wounded he and his men retreated toward Arcadia. Fighting ceased at sunset.
 
Location. 37° 35.112′ N, 90° 35.338′ W. Marker is near Arcadia, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 72 0.1 miles west of Highway D, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on private road immediately north of Stouts Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Arcadia MO 63621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 2.1 miles away); General Grant Commission Commemorative (approx. 2.3 miles away);
Marker Next to Stouts Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Marker Next to Stouts Creek
State Highway 72 visible on far side of bridge
War In The Arcadia Valley (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 2.3 miles away); VFW Post 5527 Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcadia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of 16 Missouri red granite historical markers interpreting the Battle of Pilot Knob and is Marker #1 on the Battle of Pilot Knob Driving Tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site. Official website of this state park. (Submitted on October 26, 2016.) 

2. Tour: The Battle of Pilot Knob. A detailed virtual tour of the battle from The Civil War Muse. (Submitted on October 26, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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