Research Resources

at Fort Davidson State Historic Site

If you are interested in researching the Battle of Pilot Knob, there are numerous books, maps and articles available. Some are linked below and others are in the Research Library (link at right) at the historic site.

Related Articles

The 68th Enrolled Missouri Militia - By Jack F. Mayes
General Thomas Ewing's Great Military Feat Fifty Years Ago - Transcribed by Walt Busch

Historic Newspaper Articles

Cincinnati Daily Enquirer - Sept. 30, 1864
Daily Missouri Democrat Articles - Sept. 28, 1864
New York Herald - Oct. 15, 1864
New York Times - Sept. 30, 1864
New York Times - Oct. 10, 1864
New York Tribune - Oct. 26, 1864
Philadelphia Inquirer - Oct. 4, 1864
Philadelphia Inquirer - Sept. 29, 1864

Historic Maps

Battlefield - September 26, 1864 - 1500 Hours
Battlefield - September 27, 1864 - 0600 Hours
Battlefield - September 27, 1864 - 0930 Hours
Battlefield - September 27, 1864 - 1400 Hours
Prices Battlefield Raid
Topographical Map of Fort Davidson area

Informational Pieces

African-American soldiers at the Battle of Pilot Knob
African-American soldiers possibly at the Battle of Pilot Knob
Civilians at the Battle of Pilot Knob
Colonel Richard Goodrich Woodson Papers (Fort Davidson Collection)
Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Pilot Knob (A-B, C-D, E-H, I-L, M-N, O-Sh, Si-V, W-Z)
General Thomas Ewing's Great Military Feat Fifty Years Ago
Pilot Knob Home Guard Roster
Qualified Voters in Iron County 1864-1868
Sample telegrams found on microfilm in Fort Davidson State Historic Site Library
Union soldiers in the engagement beginning Sept. 26, 1864
Union soldiers NOT in the engagement beginning Sept. 26, 1864

Museum Artifact Samples

Captain Pickney Powers
Hilt of General Ewing's Sword
Lt. John Schwab, 47th MO Inf Engraving Block Image
Exchange Bank of St. Louis $5 Note
General Sterling Price