Genealogy Projects tagged with Carthage on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Battle of Carthage, Missouri (1861), US Civil War

    The Battle of Carthage, also known as the Engagement near Carthage, took place at the beginning of the American Civil War on July 5, 1861, near Carthage, Missouri. The experienced Colonel Franz Sigel commanded 1,100 Federal soldiers intent on keeping Missouri within the Union. The Missouri State Guard was commanded by Governor Claiborne F. Jackson himself and numbered over 4,000 soldiers led by...

  • Illinois Mormon War

    After Joseph Smith's assassination, the agitation against Mormons continued. The conflict escalated into what has sometimes been called the " Mormon War in Illinois ." Opponents of the Mormons in Warsaw and Carthage began to agitate for the expulsion from Illinois of the Latter Day Saints. In October 1844, a great gathering was announced in Warsaw. Although it was purported to be a "wolf hunt,"...