1ST REGIMENT ARKANSAS CAVALRY, UNION
1ST ARKANSAS CAVALRY REGIMENT, UNION
HISTORY AND ENGAGEMENTS
The nucleus for this regiment was formed
by part of Co A which was originally intended for the 6th MO Cav. Vols.
And was raised under an order from Col Clark Wright of that regiment, withthe
approval of Maj Gen Curtis. Permission for raising the 1st Ark Cav
was given in a telegram dictated by the secretary of war dated 31 May 1862.
The men already raised, not having been mustered in, were immediately placed
in this regiment. They were on duty at Cassville, MO from the date of their
enrollment until Jun 28th when they were ordered to the general rendezvous
at Springfield, MO. The written order from the Adjutant General was
received about the 8th of July. Three companies were mustered in July 3rd,
a fourth July 10th, a fifth, July 31st, a sixth Aug 6th, and a seventh
and eighth on Aug 7th. The ninth company was mustered Aug 11th, the tenth
Sep 10th, the eleventh Sep 22nd, and the twelfth on Oct 22, 1862.
A follow-up history of the regiment can be found at http://www.rootsweb.com/~arclebur/arkvol.htm
Some abbreviations used:
AWOL - Absent without leave
GCM - General Court Martial
GSW - Gun shot wound
NOTE: This regiment seems to have an inordinant amount of everything: Accidents, desertions, deaths etc
FIELD OFFICERS AND STAFF
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