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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VFG_lewis-and-clark-historical_St.-Louis-MO.html
June 20, 1803 President Thomas Jefferson's instructions to Meriwether Lewis on river exploration: "The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principle stream of it, as, by its course & communication with the wat…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VED_battle-of-pilot-knob-historical_Ironton-MO.html
The iron furnace is the most visible remains of what was once a thriving iron mining industry in the Arcadia Valley. The first iron furnace was constructed in 1848, but was destroyed by the rebel army after the Battle of Pilot Knob. It was rebuilt…
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From 1858 to 1871, Pilot Knob was the terminus of the St. Louis & Iron Mt. Railroad. During the war the supply depot located here supplied Union outposts at Patterson, Centerville, Farmington and Fredericktown. The road to Middlebrook ran alongsid…
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St. Mary's Catholic Church was erected on this site in 1861. During the evacuation of the fort under the cover of darkness, some of the Union troops filed up the north rifle pit and formed in the shadow of the church created by a burning charcoal …
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The Immanuel Lutheran Church was built in 1861 on land deeded to the congregation by the Pilot Knob Mining Co. The church served as a Union hospital during the Battle of Pilot Knob and telegrams found in the building after the battle indicate that…
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The Union army evacuated Ft. Davidson at about 2:00 a.m. on September 28. Despite having to pass between the campfires of Dobbin's brigade, Gen. Ewing marched his men undetected through the Confederate lines and to the Caledonia&mdashPotosi Rd. Af…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VE8_battle-of-pilot-knob-historical_Ironton-MO.html
The three towns of Arcadia, Ironton, and Pilot Knob are located in the Arcadia Valley. The valley's iron mining industry helped spur population growth and led the St. Louis & Iron Mt. Railroad to extend its tracks to Pilot Knob in 1858. The strate…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VDZ_the-moat-historical_Ironton-MO.html
A dry moat surrounded Fort Davidson and all sides. During the third and final desperate Confederate assault, Arkansas troops of Gen. William Cabell's brigade fought their way into the dry moat and prepared to climb the wall. Hand grenades were bro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VDY_the-union-church-at-pilot-knob-historical_Ironton-MO.html
You are standing near the junction of Maple and Lucas Streets where the Union Church once stood. Originally built around 1860, the non-denominational church was torn down in the 1920s. It served as a meeting place for Union troops during the Civil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VDT_the-doomed-assault-historical_Ironton-MO.html
1. While the Confederates deploy, they put two cannons on Shepherd Mountain and open fire. Accurate return fire puts both cannons out of action. 2. Maj. Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Missouri division streams down Shepherd Mountain. Rifle and artill…
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