Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ironton in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Battle of Pilot Knob

Ironton Gap

 

—September 26, 1864, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. —

 
Battle of Pilot Knob — Ironton Gap Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — Ironton Gap Marker
Inscription. Ironton Gap, about a quarter mile wide, separates Shepherd and Pilot Knob mountains and divides Arcadia Valley into northern and southern halves. Through the gap passed the road which connected the villages of Pilot Knob and Ironton. Cabell’s brigade, positioned in the center of the rebel line, launched three charges on Ft. Davidson from Knob Creek, which flows through the gap.
 
Location. 37° 36.599′ N, 90° 37.773′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is on N. Main Street 0.1 miles north of Valley Street (County Road 42), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ironton MO 63650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of 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. 0.8 miles away); Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri (approx. 0.8 miles away); VFW Post 5527 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Pilot Knob
Ironton Gap with Shepherd Mountain (on left) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Ironton Gap with Shepherd Mountain (on left)
View to northwest from N. Main Street, Ironton
(approx. 0.9 miles away); War In The Arcadia Valley (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Union Church at Pilot Knob (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of 16 Missouri red granite historical markers interpreting the Battle of Pilot Knob and is Marker #7 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 27, 2016.) 

2. Tour: The Battle of Pilot Knob. A detailed virtual tour of the battle from The Civil War Muse. (Submitted on October 27, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Paid Advertisement