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This Day In History July 5, 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Carthage, Missouri – Brother Against Brother, A State Divided

  The western plains of Missouri become the scene of an important battle in the early months of the Civil War. The Missouri State Guard, under Major General Sterling Price, moved south toward Confederate reinforcements in Arkansas, with the Union Army under Brigadier General Nathanial Lyon in hot pursuit, the engagement at Carthage, on July …

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