The Battle of Charleston (also known as the Battle of Bird's Point) was a minor clash in Charleston, Missouri, United States during the American Civil War. On August 19, 1861, Union forces led by Col. Henry Dougherty were able to destroy a Confederate camp. There had been a number of clashes in the Charleston and Bird's Point area for the previous week between pro-Union forces and secession groups.
- Frost, Jennett Blakeslee (1863). The Rebellion in the United States. Hartford: University Press. vol. 2, p. 337. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=MMIOaKIw96gC&pg=PR8&dq=%22Battle+of+Charleston%22+%2B1861+%2Bmissouri&num=100#PPA337,M1.
- Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs (1991). The Battle of Belmont Grant Strikes South. UNC Press. p. 88. ISBN 0807819689. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GhgpaRAHJs0C&pg=PA88&dq=%22Battle+of+Charleston%22+%2B1861+%2Bmissouri&num=100&sig=nbw8NeBHbjj1y4pHRNp7HjtokGg#PPA88,M1.
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