Battle of Pilot Knob - Knob Creek ~ Pilot Knob, MO
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N 37° 37.035 W 090° 38.428
15S E 708247 N 4165967
A battle site in a sprawling battle field.
Waymark Code: WM6315
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 03/24/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Marker Erected by: Iron County Historical Society.
County of Marker: Iron County.
Location of Marker: Jct. MO-21 & MO-V, Pilot Knob.

Marker Text:

September 27, 1864
2:00 P.M. -----5:30 P.M.

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.

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History of Mark:
There are many markers in this Missouri Historical Markers category that deal with the Fort Davidson battles, The Battle of Pilot Knob and the Battle for Ironton. Visit them all, and get the full picture of this decisive set of battles that helped turn the war in Missouri. Also refer to the Battle of Leasberg, which is a continuance of the Fort Davidson encounter.

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