Battle of Pilot Knob

Battle of Pilot Knob (HMPQF)

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

N 37° 37.163', W 90° 38.315'

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Pilot Knob Mountain

Battle of Pilot Knob
Pilot Knob Mountain
September 27, 1864
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Prior to the Confederate attack on Ft. Davidson a detachment of 3rd M.S.M. Cavalry was forced off Pilot Knob Mountain by Slemons' and McCray's Rebel Brigades. The 3rd M.S.M.'s commanding officer, Major James Wilson, was taken prisoner. After the battle he was executed by the rebels. During the assault on Ft. Davidson, Slemons' and McCray's Brigades anchored the right wing of the Confederate army at the base of Pilot Knob Mt.
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 708408 N 4166208
Decimal Degrees37.61938333, -90.63858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.163', W 90° 38.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 9.78" N, 90° 38' 18.90" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402 Old Hwy 21, Ironton MO 63650, US
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