Battle of Carthage State Historic Site


Mural from the Carthage Civil War Museum

East Chestnut and River streets, Carthage MO 64836

This small park is on the spot of some of the last fighting during a running battle fought July 5, 1861. Outnumbered Union troops under Col. Franz Sigel managed to escape a much larger Confederate force after a series of skirmishes ending here. A kiosk in the park describes the fighting. Park open daylight hours.

Note: A museum in town (205 Grant St) is devoted to the battle. See displays, a mural and artifacts at the Carthage Civil War Museum

Museum open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 am-5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm.
417-682-2279 [museum 417-237-7060]