This small CW museum, just off the town center of Carthage, focuses on the Battle of Carthage. Happening in July 1861, this battle was started just north of the town and continued into the town itself as the Union troops were driven back. Exhibits contain some authentic materials donated by local descendants. Informative video is available for viewing and is accompanied by topographical 3-D map which shows all the troop movements as described. Nicely done paintings highlight key moments of the event. Staff was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Area where Siegels troops camped out just 1/2 mile off of town center. Historical markers following the route of the battle as it began and continued into town begin 7 miles or so north of town, but not very clearly marked and unfortunately detailed brochures weren't available at the museum on the day I visited. I would say this museum was average, except given their very limited resources I think they do a very good job of keeping history alive. You will especially enjoy the mural of the battle as you enter the museum. Allow 2 hours if you intend to go looking for the camping site and historical markers.
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