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You can support Fort Smith National Historic Site through your purchases in the Eastern National bookstore or by volunteering your time and services.
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.