Battle of Pilot Knob - Shut-in Gap - Arcadia, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 37° 35.111 W 090° 35.339
15S E 712884 N 4162524
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: 10/16/2009 7:32:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM7EXN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:

Shut-in Gap

September 26, 1864

12:30 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Through Shut In Gap passed the most direct route from the Arcadia Valley to Fredericktown. Advance Elements of the Rebel Army rode through the gap undetected and were not spotted until they approached a Union picket post at the Russellville Junction. Following a skirmish in Ironton a cavalry detachment led by Major Wilson drove the Rebels back into the gap. After Wilson was wounded he and his men retreated toward Arcadia. Fighting ceased at sunset.


This is the first marker of 16 located within the 6 mile stretch of the battlefield. The marker is located across a low-water crossing

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

Web link: Not listed

History of Mark: Not listed

Additional point: Not Listed

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