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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

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The Battle of Carthage was the earliest full-scale battle of the Civil War, preceding Bull Run by 11 days. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site contains a quiet meadow and the spring that made the area an encampment for both the Union and Confederate troops during the battle. The area is little changed in its appearance since the battle was fought on July 5, 1861. A few minutes off of Interstate 44, the site interprets the battle that set the stage for a decisive showdown a month later at Wilson’s Creek.


Spencer Cox

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
As a fan of history this is like stepping back in time and getting engulfed in the feelings and the atmosphere of the civil war.

Josiah Reed

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
It's just a field, there's a nice little trail but there's a sign saying not to walk on it.

Ryan Schurman

Friday, March 23, 2018
Its a quiet little spot for small hikes and seeing where a battle was held in the area, good history lesson.

Isanuk Barry

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Basically just a nice small park with one kiosk devoted to the battle.Not worth going out of the way for even if you are a civil war history buff as I am.Only if in the area

Michael Walker

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Great place to take a walk. Dirt trail all the way around the park. Wheelchair accessible picnic table and information center.

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