Battle of Pilot Knob - Shepherd Mountain - Ironton, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 37° 36.823 W 090° 38.242
15S E 708531 N 4165582
Quick Description: The Battle of Pilot Knob ran from just east of Arcadia, through Ironton, and up into Pilot Knob and Fort Davidson. There are 16 markers, and if taken in order will give the viewer an appreciation for the rolling battle through the Arcadia Valley.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 6:39:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DAY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 8

Long Description:

Shepherd Mountain

September 27, 1864

1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Skirmishes between Clark’s Rebel Brigade and the Union’s 14th Iowa were fought on Shepherd Mountain on the second day. Prior to the assault on Fort Davidson two rebel cannons were placed on the mountain. But because of the accurate fire from Union Artillery in the fort they were ineffectual during the assault on the fort Clark’s Brigade anchored the left wing of the Confederate Army at the base of Shepherd Mountain.


This marker is number 8 of 16 located within the 6 mile stretch of the battlefield. The marker is located on the west side of Highway 21, and can be accessed from the Sav-A-Lot parking lot.

Below you can directly go to each of the waymarks consisting of the tour.


Tour Stops

Stop

Name

1

Shut-in Gap

2

The Arcadia Valley

3

Russellville Junction

4

Fort Curtis

5

Montgomery’s Battery

6

Iron County Courthouse

7

Ironton Gap (Wagon-Wheel Gap)

8

Shepherd Mountain

9

Knob Creek

10

Pilot Knob Mountain

11

Iron Furnace

12

Railroad Depot

13

Immanuel Lutheran Church

14

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

15

Caledonia-Potosi Road

16

The Arcadia Valley

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Additional point: Not Listed

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