Battle of Pilot Knob Historical

Battle of Pilot Knob Historical (HM1VCK)

Location: Ironton, MO 63650 Iron County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 35.112', W 90° 35.338'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1VCK
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Date Added Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 712885 N 4162526
Decimal Degrees37.58520000, -90.58896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.112', W 90° 35.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 6.72" N, 90° 35' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)573
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MO-72, Ironton MO 63650, US
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