Fort Davidson and the Battle of Pilot Knob: Missouri's Alamo

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Overview
Local civilians and Civil War veterans felt a special connection to Fort Davidson long after the war. The survivors formed the Pilot Knob Memorial Association to ensure that the focal point of their battle, their glory and their Civil War would never be forgotten. Historian Walter Busch presents the association's records, along with Iron County court records, newspaper accounts and surviving photographs, to relate the history of the Battle of Pilot Knob and chronicle the diligent work to preserve Fort Davidson, now a state historic site.
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ISBN: 9781609490232
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Missouri
Series: Civil War
Images: 31
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Walter E. Busch is the natural resources manager for Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Dillard Mill State Historic Site and Elephant Rocks State Park. Walt instructs history, political science and criminal justice part time at Mineral Area College, Park Hills, Missouri. For thirty-two years he was a police officer in Missouri and Illinois and was a police academy instructor for ten years. His bachelor of arts degree was from Tarkio College in criminal justice management and his master of arts degree in humanities with a history emphasis was from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is the author of several technical documents for the State of Missouri and also of some short articles. His thesis about General Thomas Ewing has been previously published as General, You Have Made the Mistake of Your Life and Myths & Mistakes: The Life of General Thomas Ewing.