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Posted on: March 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Battle of Carthage Live Action Reenactment Set for May 21-22

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The Battle of Carthage, Inc. announces plans for a live action reenactment scheduled for May 21 and 22, 2022, hosted at Civil War Arena located north of Carthage on Civil War Road.

The Battle of Carthage was the first full scale battle of the Civil War.  Join us to see the advancing troops, hear the infantry drums, feel the rumble of the cannons, and smell their smoke. Experience the battle that both sides claim to have won.

This event is designed to showcase a living history of the time-period and has many activities planned throughout the weekend.

May 21

  • Opening Ceremony 9:00 am
  • Camp life, drills, & demonstrations 9 am-5 pm
  • Ladies’ Tea 10:30 am
  • Arms Inspection 12:30 pm
  • Battle reenactment 1:00 pm
  • UDC Cake Walk 3:00 pm
  • Civil War Ball 7:00 pm

May 22

  • Camp life, drills & demonstrations 9 am-3 pm
  • Church Service 10:00 am
  • Arms Inspection 12:30 pm
  • Reenactment 1:00 pm

The event is free and open to the public. The Battle of Carthage, Inc. was formed to honor the history of Carthage, Missouri during the Civil War.

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