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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

April 27, 1892 Execution

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On April 27, 1892, Sheppard Busby, an ex-deputy marshal, was hanged for the murder of Deputy Marshal Barney Connelly. Busby shot and killed the officer as he tried to arrest him for adultery.

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