301 Parker Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves the site of two military posts and the historic Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Fort Smith changed hands twice during the war. The U.S. Army, under the command of Capt. Samuel Sturgis, abandoned the fort to the state militia on April 23, 1861. The Confederate occupancy lasted until September 1863. The Union remained in control throughout the rest of the war, despite Confederate attacks led by Gen. Stand Watie. During the Union occupation, the fort served as a refuge from guerilla activity.
Fort Smith Museum of History
Fort Smith, Arkansas | The museum acquires, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects of historical significance relevant to the founding and growth...
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith, Arkansas | The cemetery is a burial place for members of both the Union and Confederate armies, including three generals and 1,500 unknown...
Headquarters House Museum
Fayetteville, Arkansas | This museum was used at various times as headquarters for both the Federal and Confederate armies, and the Battle of...