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

Battle of Pilot Knob

Knob Creek

 

—September 27, 1864, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. —

 
Battle of Pilot Knob — Knob Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — Knob Creek Marker
Inscription. The two branches of Knob Creek, a tributary of Stouts Creek, enclosed Ft. Davidson on three sides. Cabell’s brigade charged the fort three times from its position behind the creek in the center of the rebel line. Most of Clark’s brigade on the left of the rebel line and all of Slemons’ and McCray’s brigades on the right took cover in Knob Creek during the first charge and were not factors in the rest of the battle.
 
Location. 37° 37.037′ N, 90° 38.429′ W. Marker is in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is on S. McCune Street 0.1 miles from Missouri Highway 21, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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 The Battle of Pilot Knob (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Moat (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Davidson (approx. ¼ mile away); The Doomed Assault (approx. ¼ mile away); The Struggle for the Mountains (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fight for Ironton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pilot Knob.
 
More about this marker.
Battle of Pilot Knob — Knob Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Battle of Pilot Knob — Knob Creek Marker
Knob Creek is located behind the marker
The marker is one of 16 Missouri red granite historical markers interpreting the Battle of Pilot Knob and is Marker #9 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 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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