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

Battle of Pilot Knob

Fort Curtis

 
 
Battle of Pilot Knob — Fort Curtis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — Fort Curtis Marker
Inscription. On this hillside stood Ft. Curtis. It commanded the high ground overlooking the junction of the road that connected Ironton and Pilot Knob with Fredericktown. In 1863 it was abandoned for Ft. Davidson because it was too far from the rail terminus and supply depot in Pilot Knob. Confederate officers used this site as an observation post during the battle because it gave them a good view of the entire valley.
 
Location. 37° 35.417′ N, 90° 37.583′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Church Street and Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arcadia MO 63621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Grant Commission Commemorative (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. half a mile away); War In The Arcadia Valley (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. half a mile away); VFW Post 5527 Veterans Memorial
Marker in Front of 1923 Fort Hill Memorial Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Marker in Front of 1923 Fort Hill Memorial Methodist Church
View to west-northwest from Church St
(approx. half a mile away); Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 1.4 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 #4 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. Forts, CastlesWar, 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 119 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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