Teaching Materials
Ask a Master Teacher
Lesson Plan Gateway
Lesson Plan Reviews
State Standards
Teaching Guides
Digital Classroom
Ask a Digital Historian
Tech for Teachers
Beyond the Chalkboard
History Content
Ask a Historian
Beyond the Textbook
History Content Gateway
History in Multimedia
Museums and Historic Sites
National Resources
Quiz
Website Reviews
Issues and Research
Report on the State of History Education
Research Briefs
Roundtables
Best Practices
Examples of Historical Thinking
Teaching in Action
Teaching with Textbooks
Using Primary Sources
TAH Projects
Lessons Learned
Project Directors Conference
Project Spotlight
TAH Projects
About
Staff
Partners
Technical Working Group
Research Advisors
Teacher Representatives
Privacy
Quiz Rules
Blog
Outreach
Teaching History.org logo and contact info

Battle of Carthage State Historic Site [MO]

The 7.4–acre Battle of Carthage Historic Site preserves the location of the Battle of Carthage, one of the earliest engagements in the Civil War, fought 5 July, 1861. The site includes a portion of the battleground, as well as the site of both the Union and Confederate camps. The battle itself, a Confederate victory, was led by Union Colonel Franz Sigel and Confederate Governor Claiborne Jackson. In this skirmish, Sigel attempted to prevent Jackson's men from banding together with other nearby Confederate troops.

The site offers an informational kiosk.

 
Content