INTERACTIVE PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPH
In an interactive version of this photograph, you can get a better sense of where these deputies were standing and can zoom in on individuals and other details. This program was created for Fort Smith NHS by Bill Isenberger.
To pan on the image below, click on the image and hold down the left mouse button and drag. Use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out.
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.