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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

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April 27, 1888 Execution

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Three men were hanged on April 27, 1888. Jackson Crow killed a prominent merchant named Charles Wilson in the Choctaw Nation in 1884. Owen Hill was convicted of the beating death of his mother-in-law and his wife. He was arrested after writing to a friend inquiring if his wife had died of her wounds. George Moss killed a rancher on the Red River after stealing his cattle.

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.