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Civil War Artifacts from the Battle of Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri
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TitleCivil War Artifacts from the Battle of Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri
AbstractArtifacts found in the 1960s at the site of the 1864 Battle of Pilot Knob have been donated to the Fort Davidson Historic Site Museum. The article provides the background for the battle and the six-sided Fort Davidson built in 1863 to protect the nearby iron mines and furnaces. It also gives a summary of the battle and description of the artifacts found, which include 8 artillery shell fragments from two different sizes of cannons, 15 bullets from rifles and pistols, and miscellaneous military items. Many of the artifacts had already "been removed from the site by metal-detecting enthusiasts before the middle 1960s."
AuthorRichard E. Martens
DateOctober-December 2011
SourceMissouri Archaeological Society Quarterly
LocationMVSC Q 913.778 M67Q
Volume28
Number4
Page12-16
SubjectArchaeological sites
Campaigns & battles
Civil wars
Local SubjectBattle of Pilot Knob, Missouri
Civil War
Fort Davidson Historic Site
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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CONTENTdm number40075
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