Battle of Pilot Knob - Caledonia-Potosi Road - Pilot Knob, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 37° 37.684 W 090° 39.000
15S E 707376 N 4167146
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: 10/9/2009 6:16:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DHV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:

Caledonia-Potosi Road

September 28. 1864

2:00 A.M. – 6:00 A.M.

The Union Army evacuated Fort Davidson at about 2:00 A.M. on September 28. Despite having to pass between the campfires of Dobbin’s Brigade. General Ewing marched his men undetected through the Confederate lines and to the Caledonia Potosi Road. After learning the next day that the enemy occupied Potosi, Ewing turned westward at Caledoni, and despite pursuit by elements of Price’s Army, led his troops to Leasburg situated on the Pacific Railroad.


This marker is number 15 of 16 located within the 6 mile stretch of the battlefield. The marker is located in the parking lot of a medical clinic.

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


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