Fort Smith Area Civil War Sites
Fort Smith National Historic Site
This National Park Service unit in
downtown Fort Smith preserves
the remains of the historic
frontier fort.
Devil's Backbone Battlefield
A boulder on U.S. 71 south of
Fort Smith commemorates the
mountainside Battle of Devil's
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Massard Prairie Battlefield Park
Battle of Devil's Backbone
The historic city of Fort Smith was a centerpiece for Civil War activity in Western

The city grew up around a downtown military posts, parts of which still stand,
and was a vital supply and strategic point for both Union and Confederate

To visit Civil War landmarks in the Fort Smith area, follow one of the links below:
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Confederate Seizure of Fort Smith
Battle of Dripping Springs
Battle of Van Buren
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Explore other Southern Historic Sites
The Battle of
Massard Prairie
by Dale Cox
The first full-length account of
the 1864 Confederate attack on
Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Proceeds benefit the Cane Hill Battlefield Driving Tour Project