The Battle of Pilot Knob - Pilot Knob, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 37.152 W 090° 38.398
15S E 708286 N 4166185
Quick Description: A two day battle that shut the Confederates out of any chance to occupy St. Louis
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 5:44:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMM7ZB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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The Battle of Pilot Knob
September 27, 1864

In September of 1864 Major General Sterling Price and a 12,000 man army re-entered Missouri in a forlorn effort to regain the state for the Confederacy on September 27th they laid siege to Fort Davidson.  The defenders though greatly outnumbered, repulsed the initial assaults and escaped that evening the effort was costly for the Confederate forces however, and hundreds of them lie buried here known only to God.  They made the supreme sacrifice for the principles in which they believed a few Union soldiers are interred here also.  Whatever transgressions existed on either side let the passage of time bury amid the ruins of the past,. but whatever was noble and honorable it is our sacred duty to transmit to succeeding generations, let no man asperse the memory of our sacred dead.  They were patriots who died for the constitutional principals and liberties guaranteed them as Americans.  Peace be unto their ashes and honor their spirits.

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Other or General Civil War

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