The Struggle for the Mountains Historical

The Struggle for the Mountains Historical (HM1VDR)

Location: Ironton, MO 63650 Iron County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.243', W 90° 38.377'

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Sept. 27, Morning

1. The Confederates attack at dawn. Outnumbered and outflanked, the Federals retire to the mountain slopes.

2. Federal infantry holds Shepherd Mountain but are gradually forced back to avoid encirclement. By 10 a.m. they retire into Fort Davidson's rifle pits.

3. Dismounted Federal cavalry defend Pilot Knob Mountain. In a bitter, close-range fight, they manage to hold their positions overlooking the fort.

4. The Confederates advanced into the gap but the fort's artillery drives them back. Confederate cannons on the heights could dominate the fort, but Maj. Gen. Sterling Price orders a direct assault.
Placed ByMissouri State Parks
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Date Added Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 708313 N 4166354
Decimal Degrees37.62071667, -90.63961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.243', W 90° 38.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 14.58" N, 90° 38' 22.62" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MO-221, Ironton MO 63650, US
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