This is a sketch of cannons on the upper deck of a fort.

Fort Davidson Battlefield

Located in the town of Pilot Knob, the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site preserves and interprets Fort Davidson. The site’s open, grassy fields include the fort’s old earthworks, two Confederate burial trenches, and a visitor center with a narrated story of the battle and its context within Arcadia Valley and the Civil War.

Fort Davidson Battlefield: What's Nearby

Pilot Knob, MO
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Davidson State Historic Site
Pilot Knob, MO


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 41 acres at Fort Davidson Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Iron County, MO | September 27, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties