1st Regiment Cavalry

June to August, 1862: Organized at Cassville and Springfield, Mo.
August 7, 1862.: Mustered in at Springfield, Mo.
June to October, 1862: Attached to District of Southwest Missouri.
December, 1862: 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri.
June, 1863: Unattached Army of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri.
June, 1864: District Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri.
February, 1865: 3rd Brigade, Frontier Division, 7th Army corps, Dept. of Arkansas.
February, 1865: 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army corps, Dept. Arkansas.
August, 1865: 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. Arkansas.


July 1, 1862: Regiment organizing at Cassville, Mo.
July 1. Moved to Springfield, Mo., Schofield’s Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas.
September 15: 1st Battalion with Gen. Blunt and engaged near Newtonia.
September 21: Skirmish at Cassville.
October 13: Near Newtonia (1st Battalion).
October 3: 2nd Battalion joins Army of the Frontier.
October: 1st and 2nd Battalions lead advance of Army during.
October 20: Stationed at Elkhorn Tavern and Cassville as outpost for 2nd and 3rd Divisions, Army Frontier.
November 15: Huntsville November 5. Yocum Creek, Mo., (3 Cos.) (see note below).
November 11 – December 3: 3rd Battalion join.
December 3-5: Moved to Join Gen. Blunt.
December 7: Illinois Creek.
December 7: Battle of Prairie Grove.
December 9: Middletown.
December 21-23: Expedition from Fayetteville to Huntsville, Ark.
April 25, 1863: Duty at Fayetteville, Ark.
January 8, 1863: Defense of Springfield, Mo. (Detachment).
January 23-27: Carrollton January 10. Expedition from Fayetteville to Van Buren.
January 25: Pope County.
February 2-3: Skirmishes at Vine Prairie, on White Oak River, and near mouth of Mulberry River.
February 5: Skirmish, Pope County (Detachment).
February 5-12: Scout from Fayetteville to Arkansas River.

October 15: Cross Timbers.
October 24: Deer Creek October 16 (Detachment), Buffalo Mountain and Harrisonville.
October 26: Johnson County, Ark..
November 7-13: Expedition to Frog Bayou, Ark..
November 9: Near Huntsville.
November 10: Near Kingston.
November 12: Mt. Ida.
Dec. 16-31: Scout from Fayetteville.
December 23: Stroud’s Store.
December 25: Buffalo River.
December 31: Searcy County,
Operations in Northwest Arkansas, Newton, Searcy,
January 16-February 15, 1864: Izzard and Carroll Counties, against guerrillas.
January 22: Clear Creek and Tomahawk.
January 23: Bailey’s Crooked Creek.
January 23: Rolling Prairie and near Burrowsville.
February 5: Crooked Creek.
February 7: White River.
February 12-20: Expedition against Freeman’s Forces.
February 17: Black’s Mills.
March 27: Carrollton March 13. Ben Brook’s Mills.
April 4: Charlestown.
April 6-7: Skirmishes on Arkansas River and near Prairie Grove.
April 7: Rhea’s Mills.
May 28: Washington.
July 7: Van Buren.
August 9-15: Operations in Central Arkansas.
August 14: Fayetteville.

February 6: Threlkeld’s Ferry.
Februray 10: Near Van Buren.
March 6: Arkadelphia (Detachment).
March 6: White River.
March 22: Frog Bayou March 19. Washington and near White River.
April 5: Scouts from Fayetteville March 29.
April 4: Cross Hollows March 30. Skirmishes in Carroll County, Mo. (Cos. “H” and “L”).
April 25-May 4: White River April 9. Cabell’s attack on Fayetteville April 18. Moved to Springfield, Mo..
April 26: Elm Springs.
September, 1863: Duty at Springfield and Cassville until.
June 4 and 15: Skirmishes at Fayetteville
June 25 Madison.
July : Near Cross Hollows.
July 4: Cassville.
July 30: Near Elm Springs.
August 13: Pineville.
August 30: Washington.
September 5: Near Maysville.
September 7-19: Expedition from Springfield, Mo., into Arkansas and Indian Territory.
September 15: Near Enterprise.
September 22-October 21: Operations against Shelby’s Raid into Arkansas and Missouri.
February, 1865: Reoccupation of Fayetteville September 22, stationed.
September 26, 1863: Cassville, Mo..
October 11-14: Demonstration on Fayetteville.

August 15-24: Operations in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.
August 15: Carrollton.
August 16: Richland Creek.
August 21-27: Expedition in Washington and Benton Counties.
August 24: Mud Town
August 27: Fayetteville.
September 6: Richland.
September 12-15: Scout from Fayetteville to Huntsville.
September 14: Rodger’s Crossing of White River and Huntsville.
September 18: Huntsville (Detachment).
October 8 & 18: Skirmishes, Barry County.
October 14: Fayetteville.
October 19: Crawford County.
October 20: Benton County.
October 20: Fayetteville and Van Buren.
October 25-November 4: Operations about Fayetteville.
October 25: Skirmishes at Bentonville and Newbeon Bridge.
October 26: Van Buren.
October 27-28: Fayetteville.
August, 1865: Duty about Fayetteville and at Fort Smith.
April 2, 1865: Skirmish near Van Buren.
August 20, 1865: Mustered out.


Mr. Lyle Sparkman, Vice President of the Missouri Archaeological Society submitted the following regarding the Yocum Creek skirmish.

“You list “Yocum Creek, Mo., November 15 (3 Cos.),” which accurately reflects the OR. However, the National Archives believes that unlikely. They believe the Skirmish at Yocum Creek to take place in Carroll County, Arkansas, some 10 miles below the Missouri-Arkansas line. I have visited the site, reviewed the existing artifacts and papers, and interviewed locals. There is no doubt that the fight took place in Arkansas. There are burials in the immediate area, one of which is marked and dated as a trooper in Company K, 1 Ark Cav, US who is listed as dieing on Nov. 15 at Yocum Creek, Arkansas in the 1867 report to the Adjutant General of Arkansas. I have wondered why the battle was reported as being reported in Missouri when Cpt. Theodoric Youngblood, commanding Co. K, knew the area to be in Arkansas. Companies G & K were mustered from the very area of the fight. They were checking on Unionist families on that date when encountering rebel forces and hastening to evacuate the families to Elk Horn (now Pea Ridge NMP) in the west (Benton CO), where they arrived days later “in a state of severe destitution.” It may be unpopular to counter the revered OR, but the archaeology and records soundly refute the Missouri location of the Nov. 15 skirmish in which, directly or by wounds, 8 members of the 1st Arkansas eventually died. “