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

Battle of Pilot Knob

Iron Furnace

 

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

 
Battle of Pilot Knob — Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — Iron Furnace Marker
Inscription. The iron furnace is the most visible remains of what was once a thriving iron mining industry in the Arcadia Valley. The first iron furnace was constructed in 1848, but was destroyed by the rebel army after the Battle of Pilot Knob. It was rebuilt a year later and mining operations resumed. It was near here, prior to the frontal assaults on Ft. Davidson by the rebel army, that Major Wilson, Captain Dinger, and five men were taken prisoner.
 
Location. 37° 37.316′ N, 90° 38.128′ W. Marker is in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 221 and Oak Street, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 221. 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 Battle of Pilot Knob (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Union Church at Pilot Knob (about 700 feet away); The Fight for Ironton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Struggle for the Mountains (approx. ¼ mile away); The Doomed Assault (approx. ¼ mile away); The Moat
Battle of Pilot Knob — Iron Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Battle of Pilot Knob — Iron Furnace Marker
Location of iron furnace and Pilot Knob Mountain are visible behind the marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Powder Magazine (approx. 0.3 miles 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 #11 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 29, 2016.) 

2. Tour: The Battle of Pilot Knob. A detailed virtual tour of the battle from The Civil War Muse. (Submitted on October 29, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
East Entrance to Town of Pilot Knob image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
3. East Entrance to Town of Pilot Knob
Marker is on right (north) side of State Highway 221
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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