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

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Stereocard of Fort Smith

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Stereocard showing old fort walls in foreground with quartermaster and courthouse buildings.

Collection of FOSM

 

Stereocard of Fort Smith Courthouse and grounds
c. 1870-80s
Photograph
Fentress Collection
FOSM - 130 CAT 2746

Description: Winter scene of east-side of courthouse building. Quartermaster Storehouse on left. Wall tents on outside of north wall.

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Did You Know?

Park staff and volunteers demonstrating using lindstock and slowmatch to ignite the cannon's primer

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.