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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.