The Confederate Seizure of Fort Smith, Arkansas
Confederate Seizure of Fort Smith
A Vital Supply Depot
Confederate hopes of controlling
the Indian Nations of today's
Oklahoma depended on their
ability to move supplies through
Fort Smith.
A Fort Unprepared for Battle
Despite the presence of artillery
and a partially completed stone
wall, Fort Smith was primarily a
supply depot in 1861 and would
have been extremely difficult to
The Battle of
Massard Prairie
by Dale Cox
The first full-length account of
the 1864 Confederate attack on
Fort Smith, Arkansas.
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