The Battle of Carthage: Border War in Southwest Missouri, July 5, 1861

"The first major land engagement of the CivilWar has finally been rescued from obscurity. Authors Hinze and Farnham have painstakingly reconstructed the important Battle of Carthage and the 1861 Missouri Campaign in fascinating detail." --Jeff Patrick, Wilsonis Creek National Battlefield The battle of Carthage, Missouri, was fought more than two weeks before First Bull Run and was the culmination of the first major land campaign of the Civil War. The fight began with Federal officer Nathaniel Lyonis capture of the ...

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