Steamboat Engine Room Bell
This steamboat bell is reported to have come from the wreck of the J.R. Williams which was attacked by Confederate General Stand Watie's cavalry and sunk during the Civil War.
Did You Know?
The soldiers who came to Fort Smith in 1817 were still using some 18th century technology and drill. The cannon was discharged using a lindstock and slowmatch to ignite the primer, which originally was loose powder or a turkey quill filled with powder.