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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

This is the location of the final confrontation of a 12-hour Civil War battle on July 5, 1861, where 6,000 Southern troops forced Union soldiers to retreat to Sarcoxie. An interpretive shelter explains the history of the battle. The site is unstaffed and is managed by Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site in Lamar.


1111 E. Chestnut St.
Carthage, MO 64836

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets On Leash Allowed