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

Battle of Pilot Knob

Railroad Depot

 
 
Battle of Pilot Knob — Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. From 1858 to 1871, Pilot Knob was the terminus of the St. Louis & Iron Mt. Railroad. During the war the supply depot located here supplied Union outposts at Patterson, Centerville, Farmington and Fredericktown. The road to Middlebrook ran alongside the railroad between Cedar and Oak mountains. Slayback’s regiment camped near the road on the night of the 27th to guard against any attempts by the Union army to evacuate the fort and escape by this route.
 
Location. 37° 37.395′ N, 90° 38.208′ W. Marker is in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of Bogy Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north on Bogy Street. 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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fight for Ironton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Struggle for the Mountains (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. ¼ mile away);
Marker at Intersection of Bogy St and Walnut St image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Marker at Intersection of Bogy St and Walnut St
Railroad tracks visible behind marker
The Doomed Assault (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Davidson (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. ¼ 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 #12 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. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
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 108 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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