First Battery Arkansas Light Artillery

History and Service

Organized at Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Springfield, Missouri, January to August, 1863.
At Fayetteville, Arkansas, January to April, 1863.
Moved to Springfield, Missouri, April 25-May 4, and duty there until September 21, 1863.
Expedition from Springfield into Arkansas and Indian Territory, September 7-19, 1863.
Near Enterprise, Missouri, September 15, 1863.
Moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, September 21, 1863, and duty there until March, 1864.
Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Department of Missouri, to March, 1864.
2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Department of Arkansas, to January, 1865.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865.
1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

Actions at Cross Timbers, Arkansas, October 15 and 20, 1863.
Moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas, March 19, 1864.
Steele’s expedition to Camden, March 23-May 3, 1864.
Prairie D’Ann, Arkansas, April 9-13, 1864.
Van Buren, Arkansas, April 12, 1864.
Camden, Arkansas, April 15, 1864.
Poison Springs, Arkansas, April 18, 1864.
Jenkins’ Ferry on Saline River, Arkansas, April 30, 1864.
March to Fort Smith, Arkansas, May 3-16, 1864.
Garrison duty at Fort Smith and at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, until August, 1865.
Action at Prior Creek, Indian Territory, September 18, 1864.
Mustered out, August 10, 1865.

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