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Civil War Reenactment

May 21 - May 22

March 2, 2022

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.

Presented by the Battle of Carthage, Inc. in conjunction with the City of Carthage, Vision Carthage, and Visit-Carthage. For questions or comments, please call Abi Almandinger at 417.793.6589, email visioncarthage@gmail.com, or Steve Cottrell, at 417.358.7230.


May 21
May 22


Battle of Carthage


Civil War Arena
11838 Civil War Rd
Carthage, MO 64836 United States
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