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

Battle of Pilot Knob

St. Mary's Catholic Church

 

—September 28, 1864, 1:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. —

 
Battle of Pilot Knob — St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Battle of Pilot Knob — St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. St. Mary’s Catholic Church was erected on this site in 1861. During the evacuation of the fort under the cover of darkness, some of the Union troops filed up the north rifle pit and formed in the shadow of the church created by a burning charcoal pile that had been set on fire by a shell during the battle. The church was damaged when a Union detail exploded the fort’s powder magazine. The building was destroyed by a tornado in 1957.
 
Location. 37° 37.29′ N, 90° 38.451′ W. Marker is in Pilot Knob, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from N. McCune Street north of Maple Street (Missouri Highway 221), on the left 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. Fort Davidson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Doomed Assault (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (about 500 feet away); The Struggle for the Mountains (about 500 feet away); The Moat (about 600 feet away); The Fight for Ironton (about 600 feet away);
Battle of Pilot Knob — St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Battle of Pilot Knob — St. Mary's Catholic Church Marker
Intersection of McCune St and Maple St (SH 221) visible behind marker
The Powder Magazine (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.2 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 #14 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. Churches, Etc.War, 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 106 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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