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

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Steamboat Bell

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Steamboat Bell
Collection of FOSM
 

Steamboat Engine Room Bell
FOSM Accession# 251

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.

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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.