The Battle of Pilot Knob was fought saving St. Louis and Jefferson City from Price’s Confederates. It truly was a turning point in the war’s western theater.The Battle of Pilot Knob was fought saving St. Louis and Jefferson City from Price’s Confederates. It truly was a turning point in the war’s western theater.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.