The Guardhouse, 1849-1871

The Guardhouse, 1849-1871 (HM13FV)

Location: Fort Smith, AR 72901 Sebastian County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 23.342', W 94° 25.761'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 144 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
The guardhouse, constructed in 1849, was a focal point of daily activity at the second Fort Smith. Not only did the men assigned to guard detail operated out of this building, but the officer of the day, who was responsible guardhouse was also the place of confinement for soldiers under arrest for such offenses as drunkenness, desertion, or fighting.

The Guard Mount, or changing of the guard ceremony, occurred here once a day usually about 9:00 a.m. At the time, the old guard detail would be inspected and mustered out, and the new guard detail would be inspected and mustered in. Members of the guard detail served as sentries throughout the fort grounds, at each gate, and watched prisoners in the guardhouse.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM13FV
Tags
Placed ByFort Smith National Historic Site National Park Services, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:41pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 370185 N 3917124
Decimal Degrees35.38903333, -94.42935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.342', W 94° 25.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 20.52" N, 94° 25' 45.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith AR 72901, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?