Fort Smith, Arkansas Page 5    

(5-05) Enlarge The graves of men from the U.S. Colored Troops at Fort Smith National Cemetery
Courtesy of Dale Cox, AR


(5-05) Enlarge The tall monument marks the grave of Confederate Brigadier General Richard C. Gatlin. A native of North Carolina, Gatlin was a major in the U.S. Army at the outbreak of the war and was one of two officers taken as prisoners of war when Arkansas troops seized Fort Smith in 1861. He subsequently offered his services to the South and served in North Carolina. He returned to Arkansas after the war
Courtesy of Dale Cox, AR

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