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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

June 30, 1882 Execution

rope tied as a noose
Found guilty for his involvement in the murders of two men during a saloon fight, Edward Fulsom faced his fate on the gallows on June 30, 1882. During the execution, his neck did not break. Fulsom was pronounced dead an hour and three minutes after the drop.

Did You Know?

Children and families helping to raise the garrison flag on Flag Day 2006

The garrison flag flown on the old military parade ground of Fort Smith National Historic Site bears 37 stars and is 20 x 30'. On special occasions visitors assist in raising the huge flag.