• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Commissary: Aerial View

elevated view of Commissary with ivy on building

This slightly elevated view of the Commissary as seen from the northwest, shows the bastion fortifications along the base of the building. As with many postcards of the Commissary, this one mistakenly says the building was erected in 1830. The second Fort Smith was not begun until 1838.

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Did You Know?

deputy marshals pose with their rifles for a formal portrait

Fort Smith National Historic Site has records of over 1,770 people employed by the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas from 1872-1896. The majority of these employees were U.S. Deputy Marshals.