Free Atlas of Price's Missouri Raid of 1864

Pat Young

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Here is the Author's Bio:

Mr. Charles D. Collins, Jr. is an assistant professor of history at the Combat Studies Institute. He is the author of numerous courses including: The Sioux Wars and Cheyenne Wars courses, Operation Anaconda Virtual Staff Ride, and the Price’s 1864 Missouri Expedition Staff Ride. He received a B.A. in History from Southwest Missouri State University and a master’s of military arts and sciences (MMAS) in History from the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. While on active duty, Mr. Collins served in various armor and cavalry assignments. He retired from the Army in 1996. Mr. Collins’ published works include: The Corps of Discovery: Staff Ride Handbook for the Lewis and Clark Expedition; The Atlas of the Sioux Wars, 2d Edition; The Cheyenne Wars Atlas; The Staff Ride Handbook and Atlas, Battle of White Bird Canyon, 17 June 1877; and numerous articles on a wide variety of military topics.
 

Pat Young

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Here is the map of Pilot Knob:

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Here is a nice freebie Battlefield Atlas of Price's Missouri Expedition of 1864 by Charles D. Collins has been put online by the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute:

http://usacac.army.mil/sites/defaul...SI/CSIPubs/Prices_Missouri_Expedition_web.pdf

I live about an hour and a half from Ft. Davidson where the Battle of Pilot Knob took place, its a very well preserved earth work. Its not owned by the Parks Dept and because its not they have their reenacts on the actual site. Its a really interesting story how the Federals were basically surrounded after the battle and were able to sneak out late that night lock stock and barrel right between 2 Confederate encampments completely unnoticed. They set a charge to go off in the powder magazine long after they had escaped that caused an enormous explosion and unbelievably the Confederate commanders simply thought it was unfortunate accident and didn't check it out for several hours after the Federal troops were long gone. A long running pursuit took place the next day. Anyway, its a good read.
http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/HISTORY.HTML
If you go to Google earth and type in Ft. Davidson it will give you some really cool shots of the Fort today . Be sure to click on all the little doodads in and around the Fort for different views in and out side the Fort. Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
ft. davidson.jpg
 

Pat Young

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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I live about an hour and a half from Ft. Davidson where the Battle of Pilot Knob took place, its a very well preserved earth work. Its not owned by the Parks Dept and because its not they have their reenacts on the actual site. Its a really interesting story how the Federals were basically surrounded after the battle and were able to sneak out late that night lock stock and barrel right between 2 Confederate encampments completely unnoticed. They set a charge to go off in the powder magazine long after they had escaped that caused an enormous explosion and unbelievably the Confederate commanders simply thought it was unfortunate accident and didn't check it out for several hours after the Federal troops were long gone. A long running pursuit took place the next day. Anyway, its a good read.
http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/HISTORY.HTML
If you go to Google earth and type in Ft. Davidson it will give you some really cool shots of the Fort today . Be sure to click on all the little doodads in and around the Fort for different views in and out side the Fort. Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
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Thanks, I knew about the crater, but not much about the battle. Gives me something to read up on.
 
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