• 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?

Trail of Tears Routes

The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, (Muscogee) Creek and Seminole Indian tribes were forcibly moved to Indian Territory on what became known as the Trail of Tears. The Arkansas River served as a water route to Fort Smith where they received supplies before crossing the river into Indian Territory.