Battle of Pilot Knob - Iron County Courthouse Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 35.870 W 090° 37.664
15S E 709426 N 4163841
Quick Description: Historical marker on the grounds of the Iron County Courthouse in Ironton commemorating the role the courthouse played in the Battle of Pilot Knob.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2007 7:39:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM1PH4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
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Long Description:

Text of marker:

Battle of Pilot Knob
Iron County Courthouse
September 26, 1864
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

PVT. Rector of the 3rd M.S.M. was killed in front of the courthouse.  Co E, 47th Missouri firing from the courthouse killed the rebel who shot Rector.  They were the first to die in the battle.  A cavalry detachment led by Major Wilson drove the rebels back into Shut-In Gap.  Fighting ended at sunset.  On the 2nd day rebel artillery fired into Ironton and hit the courthouse.  The imprint of one of the shells can still be seen in its facade.

 

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