The Battle of Carthage State Historic Site is the final confrontation of a 12- hour running battle which began nine miles north of Carthage on July 5, 1861. Missouri’s Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson commanded the 6,000 Southerners that forced Col. Franz Sigel and his 1,000 Union men to retreat to Sarcoxie. An interpretative kiosk explains the history of the battle. The site is open dawn to dusk with free admission.
1031 East Chestnut next to Carter Park
Mailing address: 1009 Truman, Lamar, MO 64759