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

Battle of Pilot Knob

Shepherd Mountain

 

—September 27, 1864, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. —

 
Battle of Pilot Knob — Shepherd Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — Shepherd Mountain Marker
Inscription. Skirmishes between Clark’s rebel brigade and the Union’s 14th Iowa were fought on Shepherd Mt. on the second day. Prior to the assault on Ft. Davidson two Rebel cannons were placed on the mountain, but, because of the accurate fire from Union artillery in the fort, they were ineffectual. During the assault on the fort Clark’s brigade anchored the left wing of the Confederate army at the base of Shepherd Mountain.
 
Location. 37° 36.824′ N, 90° 38.241′ W. Marker is in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is on State Highway 21 0.3 miles south of S. McCune Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northeast edge of the shopping center parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Pilot Knob MO 63663, 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. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Powder Magazine (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Moat (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. half a mile
Battle of Pilot Knob — Shepherd Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Battle of Pilot Knob — Shepherd Mountain Marker
Shepherd Mountain is visible in background
away); The Fight for Ironton (approx. half a mile away); The Doomed Assault (approx. half a mile away); Fort Davidson (approx. half a mile 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 #8 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 124 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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