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Carthage - 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.


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.

Boo Love

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Great walk great place to have the family and dog and have a picnic.

Samuel Jr. Vargas

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
we just walked around and checked it all out. it was very relaxing on a day we didn't have much planned

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.

luke lewis

Friday, May 26, 2017
Nice little park. No facilities but it does have one handicap accessible picnic table. Short walking trail over a small outcrop of rocks.

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