The battle of carthage also known as the battle of dry fork took place at the beginning of the american civil war on july 5 1861 in jasper county missouri the experienced colonel franz sigel commanded 1100 federal soldiers intent on keeping missouri within the union. The battle of carthage border war in southwest missouri july 5 1861 david c hinze karen farnham home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library carthage mo battle of 1861 . 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 lyons capture of the ammunition packed st louis arsenal gov claiborne f jackson . Battle of carthage the border war in southwest missouri july 5 1861 dec 20 2018 posted by stephen king media place in and around carthage missouri on july 5 1861 this battle is significant because it was the first full scale land battle of the american civil war buy battle of carthage. Battle of carthage july 5 1861 american battlefield trusts map of the battle of carthage brig gen nathaniel lyon had chased governor claiborne jackson and approximately 4000 missouri state militia from the capital jefferson city to boonville and continued to pursue them
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