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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

1111 East Chestnut Street, Carthage, MO 64836, USA

This 7.4-acre tract was the site of the final confrontation of the Battle of Carthage, a day-long running skirmish that began on July 5, 1861, some 9 miles northeast of Carthage. An interpretive shelter with displays explains the history of this early armed confrontation (it preceded the first Battle of Bull Run by seventeen days).


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From I-44, take I-49 north; proceed north to Highway 571 at Carthage; turn right onto Chestnut Street and proceed 10 blocks to site.

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Regular Events

July, Vesper's Service to honor the battle and the fallen soldiers.

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset.



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