Battle of Pilot Knob - Montgomery's Battery ~ Ironton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 35.862 W 090° 37.668
15S E 709420 N 4163826
Quick Description: The 2nd M.S.M. Artillery in action.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2009 1:54:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM633W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
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Long Description:

County of Marker: Iron County
Location of Marker: Main St., courthouse lawn, Ironton
Marker Erected by: Iron County Historical Society

Marker Text:

BATTLE OF PILOT KNOB
Montgomery's Battery
A section of Montgomery's battery, two 3 inch ordnance rifles, under Lt. Simonton, helped drive the rebels back into Shut-in-Gap and held them there until fighting ceased at sunset on the 26th. Early the next morning, Simonton's guns positioned in front of the courthouse fired at the attacking rebels. Rebel cannon responded by firing into Ironton and hitting the court house. The two guns that you see here are identical to Simonton's.

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