Arkansas Civil War Timeline

Arkansas Civil War Time Line

Arkansas Timeline: 1861  

February 8—US arsenal in Little Rock seized

February 12—US ordinance at Napoleon seized

April 18—US stores seized at Pine Bluff

April 22—Governor of Arkansas refuses to furnish militia quota to United States

April 23—Fort Smith seized

May 6—Arkansas Secession Convention


Arkansas Timeline: 1862


February 16—Action at Potts' Hill

February 17—Action at Sugar Creek

February 18—Action at Bentonville

February 23—Occupation of Fayetteville by Union troops

March 6-8—Battle of Pea Ridge or Elkhorn Tavern

March 13—Action at Spring River

April 19—Skirmish at Talbot's Ferry on the White River

April 21 —Skirmish at Pocahontas

May 2—Skirmish at Litchfield

May 3—Skirmish at Batesville

May 6—Skirmish at the White River

May 14—Skirmish at Cotton Plant

May 15—Skirmish at Chalk Bluff

May 17—Skirmish on the Little Red River

May 19—Skirmish at Searcy Landing

May 21—Skirmish at Village Creek

May 26—Skirmish at Calico Rock

May 27—Skirmish near Big Indian Creek

May 27—Skirmishes at Searcy Landing

May 28—Skirmish at Cache River Bridge

May 29—Skirmish at Kickapoo Bottom

June 2—Affair at Galloway's Farm

June 5—Skirmish on the Little Red River

June 7—Skirmish at Fairview

June 7—Skirmish at Little Red River

June 12—Skirmish near Jacksonport

June 12—Skirmish at Waddell's Farm

June 17—Engagement at Saint Charles

June 17—Skirmish at Smithville

June 19—Skirmish near Knight's Cove

June 25—Skirmish at Yellville

June 27—Skirmish at Stewart's Plantation

June 30—Skirmish at Adams' Bluff

July 6—Skirmish at Cache Bayou

July 6—Skirmish at Grand Prairie

July 6—Skirmish at Salem

July 7—Skirmish at Devall's Bluff

July 7—Skirmish at Bayou Deview

July 7—Action at Hill's Plantation on the Cache River

July 7—Skirmish at Round Hill

July 8—Skirmish at Orient Ferry on the Black River

July 14—Skirmish at Batesville

July 14—Skirmish near Helena

July 15—Action near Fayetteville

July 20—Skirmish at Gaines' Landing

August 1-2—Skirmishes atJonesborough

August 3—Skirmish at L'Anguille Ferry

August 3—Skirmish at Scatterville

August 11—Skirmish near Helena

August 15—Skirmish at Clarendon

September 6—Skirmish near LaGrange

September 19-20—Skirmishes near Helena

September 23—Skirmish at McGuire's Ferry

October 11—Skirmish near Helena

October 14—Skirmish near Trenton

October 16—Skirmish at Elkhorn Tavern

October 17—Skirmish at Mountain Home

October 17—Skirmish at Sugar Creek

October 18—Skirmish at Cross Hollow

October 18—Skirmish near Helena

October 22—Skirmish near Helena

October 22—Skirmish near Huntsville

October 24—Skirmish near Fayetteville

October 25—Skirmish near Helena

October 27—Skirmish at Fayetteville

October 27—Skirmish at Pitman's Ferry

October 28—Action at Oxford Bend on the White River

November 1—Skirmish at LaGrange

November 7—Skirmish at Boonesborough

November 7—Skirmish at Rhea's Mill

November 8—Skirmish at Cove Creek

November 8—Skirmish at LaGrange

November 8—Skirmish at Marianna

November 9—Skirmish at Boston Mountains

November 9—Skirmish between the towns of Cane Hill and Fayettille

November 15—Skirmish at Yocum Creek

November 25—Skirmish near Cane Hill

November 25—Skirmish at Pitman's Ferry

November 28—Engagement at Boston Mountains or Cane Hill

December 6—Skirmish at Reed's Mountain

December 7—Battle of Prairie Grove

December 9—Skirmish at Mud Town

December 14—Affair near Helena

December 20—Skirmish near Cane Hill

December 2—Skirmish at Van Buren

December 23—Skirmish on the Saint Francis Road near Helena

December 28—Skirmishes at Dripping Springs

December 28—Capture of Van Buren by Union forces

December 30—Skirmish at LaGrange


Arkansas Timeline: 1863


January 1—Affair near Helena

January 2—Skirmish at Cane Hill

January 2—Skirmish at White Spring

January 6—Capture and destruction of the steamer Jacob Musselman by Confederates

January 10-11—Engagement at Arkansas Post

January 10—Skirmish at Carrollton

January 11—Capture and destruction of the steamer Grampus No. 2 by Confederates

January 11—Skirmish near Maysville

January 12—Skirmish at Lick Creek

January 14—Capture of Saint Charles by Union forces

January 15—Burning of Mound City by Union troops

January 16 (or 17)—Capture of Clarendon by Union troops

January 16—Capture of Devall's Bluff by Union troops

January 17—Capture of Des Arc by Union troops

January 26—Skirmish at Mulberry Springs

February 2—Skirmish at Vine Prairie

February 2—Skirmish on the White Oak River

February 3—Skirmish near the mouth of the Mulberry River

February 4—Skirmish at Batesville

February 5—Skirmish in Pope County

February 5—Skirmish at Threlkeid's Ferry

February 10—Skirmish near Van Buren

February 12—Skirmish at Frog Bayou

February 15—Skirmish near Arkadelphia

February 17—Burning of the steamer Hercules by Confederates

February 19—Burning of Hopefield by Union troops

March 5—Skirmish near Fort Smith

March 6—Skirmish on the White River

March 8—Skirmishes at Big Creek

March 19—Skirmishes on Frog Bayou

March 22—Skirmish at the White River

March 30—Skirmish at Cross Hollow

March 31—Skirmish at Clapper's Saw Mill on Crooked Creek

April 1—Skirmish at Chalk Bluff

April 1—Skirmish near Clarendon

April 2—Skirmish on the Little Rock Road

April 8—Skirmish in Saint Francis County

April 9—Skirmish on the White River

April 18—action at Fayetteville

April 26—Skirmish at Elm Springs

May 1-2—Skirmishes at Chalk Bluff

May 1—Skirmish at LaGrange

May 11—Skirmish at Mount Vernon

May 11—Skirmishes Taylor's Creek (Crowley's Ridge)

May 15—Skirmish at Fort Smith

May 22—Skirmish at Bentonville

May 25—Skirmish near Polk's Plantation

May 26—Skirmish near Island No. 65 on the Mississippi River

June 4—Skirmish at Fayetteville

June 25—Skirmish in Madison County

June 28—Skirmish near Gaines' Landing

July 4—Attack on Helena by Confederate forces

July 25—Skirmish at Brownsville

July 30—Skirmishes near Elm Springs

August 6-11—Skirmishes at Spring River Mills

August 14—Engagement at West Point

August 15—Skirmish at Bentonville

August 16—Skirmish at Harrison's Landing

August 17—Skirmish at Grand Prairie

August 23—Skirmish at Fayetteville

August 25—Skirmish at Brownsville

August 26—Skirmish near Bayou Meto

August 27—Action at Bayou Meto

August 30—Skirmish at Shallow Ford on Bayou Meto

August 30—Skirmish in Washington County

September 1—Action at Devil's Backbone (Backbone Mountain)

September 1—skirmish at Jenny Lind

September 1—Union Forces occupy Fort Smith

September 4-5—Skirmishes at Bentonville, Flint Creek, Hog Eye, and Round Prairie

September 5—Skirmish near Maysville

September 7—Skirmish at Ashley's Mills

September 7—Skirmish at Bear Skin Lake

September 10—Engagement at Bayou Fourche

September 10—Capture of Little Rock by Union froces

September 11—Skirmish at Waldron

September 12 Brownsville

September 12—Skirmish at Dardanelle

September 16—Affair at Brownsville

September 22-October 26 Shelby's raid in Arkansas and Missouri

September 23—Skirmish near Bayou Meto

September 27—Skirmish at Moffat's Station in Franklin County

October 1—Skirmish at Elizabethtown

October 2—Skirmish at Vance's Store

October 6—Skirmish at Waldron

October 7—Skirmish at Evening Shade

October 7—Skirmish at Ferry's Ford

October 10—Skirmish at Tulip

October 12—Affair at McGuire's

October 12—Skirmish at Tulip

October 24—Skirmish at Buffalo Mountains

October 25—Action at Pine Bluff

October 26—Skirmish at Johnson County

October 27—Skirmish at Tulip

October 28—Skirmish at Clarksville

October 29—Skirmish at Ozark

November 2—Skirmish at Bates Township

November 9—Skirmish near Huntsville

November 10—Skirmish near Kingston

November 11—Skirmish at Caddo Gap

November 11—Skirmish at Fouche-le-Faix Mountain

November 12—Skirmish at Roseville

November 13—Skirmish at Mount Ida

November 15—Skirmish in Newton County

November 19—Skirmish at Green's Farm

November 21—Affair at Jacksonport

November 24—Skirmish at Clarksville

November 25—Skirmish in Crawford County


December 1—Skirmish near Benton

December 1—Skirmish near Devall's Bluff

December 8—Skirmish at Princeton

December 12—Skirmish at Devall's Bluff

December 13—Skirmish at Meriwether's Ferry on  Bayou Boeuf

December 14—Skirmish at Caddo Mill

December 23—Skirmish at Jacksonport

December 23—Skirmish at Stroud's Store

December 25—Skirmish on the Buffalo River

December 29—Attack on Waldron by Confederates

December 31—Skirmish in Searcy County


Arkansas Timeline: 1864


January 7—Skirmish at Martin's Creek

January 10—Skirmish at King's River

January 17—Skirmish near Lewisburg

January 19—Skirmish at Branchville

January 19—Skirmish at Jacksonport

January 20—Skirmish at Lunenburg

January 22—Skirmish at Clear Creek

January 22—Skirmish at Tomahawk

January 23—Affair at Bailey's on Crooked Creek

January 23—Skirmish near Burrowsville

January 23—Skirmish on Rolling Prairie

January 23—Skirmish on Sylamore Creek

January 25—Skirmish on the Little Missouri River

January 25—Skirmish at Sulphur Springs

January 26—Skirmish at Caddo Gap

January 26—Skirmish at Sylamore

January 28—Skirmish near Dallas

February 1—Skirmish at Waldron

February 4—Skirmish at Hot Springs

February 4—Skirmish at Mountain Fork

February 4—Skirmish at Rolling Prairie

February 5—Skirmish at Crooked Creek

February 9—Skirmish at Morgan's Mill

February 9—Skirmish at Tomahawk Gap

February 9—Skirmish in White County

February 10—Skirmish at Lake Village

February 10—Skirmish at Pocahontas

February 12—Skirmish at Caddo Gap

February 14—Skirmish at Ross' Landing

February 14—Skirmish at Scott's Farm

February 15—Skirmish at Saline River

February 16—Skirmish at Caddo Gap

February 16—Skirmish at Indian Bay Island

February 17—Skirmish at Black's Mill

February 17—Skirmish at Horsehead Creek

February 19—Skirmish near Independence

February 22—Skirmish at Luna Landing

March 1—Skirmish near Buffalo City

March 1—Skirmish near Cedar Glade

March 2—Skirmish at Bennett's Bayou

March 6—Skirmish at Flint Creek

March 8—Skirmish at Cypress Creek

March 13—Skirmish at Carrollton

March 14—Skirmish at Hopeville

March 15—Skirmish at Clarendon

March 18—Skirmish at Monticello

March 20—Skirmish at Arkadelphia

March 20—Skirmish at Roseville Creek

March 23-24—Skirmishes on the Benton Road

March 24—Skirmish at Oil Trough Bottom

March 25—Skirmish at Dover

March 25—Skirmish near Rockport

March 25—Skirmish in Van Buren County

March 25—Skirmish near the White River

March 26—Skirmish near Quitman

March 27—Affair at Branchville

March 27—Skirmish at Brook's Mill

March 27—Skirmish near Cross Roads

March 28—Skirmish near Danville

March 28—Skirmish at Mount Elba

March 29—Skirmish at Arkadelphia

March 29—Skirmish at Long View

March 29—Skirmish at Roseville

March 29—Skirmish at Meffieton Lodge

April 1—Skirmish at Arkadelphia

April 1—Action at Fitzhugh's Woods

April 2-3—Skirmishes near Okolona

April 2—Skirmish at Antoine Creek (Terre Noir Creek)

April 2—Skirmish on Wolf Creek

April 3-4—Engagement at Elkin's Ferry on the Little Missouri River

April 3—Affair near Clarksville

April 4-5—Skirmish at Roseville

April 4—Skirmish near Charlestown

April 5—Skirmish at Marks' Mills

April 5—Skirmish at Whitely's Mills

April 6-7—Skirmishes on Arkansas River

April 6—Skirmish at Little Missouri River

April 6—Skirmish at Pemiscot Bayou

April 6—Skirmish at Pine Mountain

April 7—Skirmish at Osceola

April 7—Skirmish near Prairie Grove

April 9-12—Skirmishes on Prairie D'Ane

April 11—Skirmish at Richland Creek

April 12—Skirmish at Van Buren

April 13-14—Skirmishes around Richland Creek

April 13—Skirmish at Indian Bay

April 13—Action at Moscow

April 13—Skirmish on Spring River

April 14—Skirmish at Dutch Mills

April 14—Skirmish at White Oak Creek

April 15—Skirmish at Camden

April 15—Skirmish at Roseville

April 16-18—Skirmishes around Camden

April 16—Skirmish at Liberty Post Office

April 16—Affair on the Osage Branch of King's River

April 17—Skirmish in Limestone Valley

April 17—Skirmish at Red Mound

April 18—Engagement at Poison Spring

April 19—Skirmish on King's River

April 20—Skirmish near Camden

April 20—Attack on Jacksonport

April 21—Affair at Cotton Plant

April 22—Affair near Cotton Plant

April 23—Affair at Swan Lake

April 24—Skirmish near Camden

April 24—Skirmish near Jacksonport

April 25—Skirmishes at Moro Bottom

April 25—Action at Marks' Mills

April 26—Skirmish near Little Rock

April 28—Skirmish near Princeton

April 29—Skirmish on the Ouachita River

April 29—Skirmish near Saline Bottom

April 30—Engagement at Jenkins' Ferry

April 30—Skirmish at Whitmore's Mill

May 1—Skirmish near Ashton

May 1—Skirmish at Lee's Creek

May 1—Skirmish near Pine Bluff

May 3—Skirmish near the mouth of Richland Creek

May 5—Skirmish near the mouth of Richland Creek

May 8—Skirmish at Cherokee Bay

May 8—Skirmish near Maysville

May 9—Skirmish at Eudora Church

May 10—Skirmish near Dardanelle

May 13—Skirmish at Cypress Creek

May 13—Skirmish at Spavinaw Creek

May 15—Skirmish near Dardanelle

May 17—Confederates capture Dardanelle

May 18—Skirmish at Clarksville

May 18—Affair at Searcy

May 19—Skirmish at Fayetteville

May 19—Skirmish near Norristown

May 20—Skirmish near Stony Point

May 21—Skirmish near Pine Bluff

May 22—Affair near Devall's Bluff

May 24—Engagement with the steamer Diana

May 24—Skirmish near Little Rock

May 24—Engagement with the gunboat Romeo

May 25—Skirmish at Buck Horn

May 25—Engagement with the U.S.S. Curlew

May 25—Capture of the Union steamer Lebanon by Confederates

May 28—Skirmish near Little Rock

May 28—Skirmish in Washington County

May 30—Capture of the steamer Clara Earnes by Confederates

June 1—Engagement with the U.S.S. Exchange

June 2—Engagement with Union gunboats

June 3—Skirmish at Searcy

June 6—Skirmish at Bealer's Ferry on the Little Red River

June 6—Engagement at Old River Lake (Lake Chicot)

June 7—Skirmish at Sunnyside Landing

June 10—Skirmish at Lewisburg

June 16—Skirmish at West Point

June 17—Skirmish on the Monticello Road

June 19—Skirmish at Hahn's Farm

June 22—Skirmish at White River Station

June 24-25—Engagement with Union gunboats

June 24—Affair near Fayetteville

June 24—Confederates capture and destroy the gunboat Queen City

June 26—Skirmish near Clarendon

July 4—Skirmish in Searcy County

July 6—Skirmish near Benton

July 7—Skirmish at Van Buren

July 8—Skirmish near Huntersville

July 10—Skirmish near Little Rock

July 10—Skirmish near Petit Jean

July 14—Action an Des Arc

July 19—Skirmish on the Benton road

July 20—Skirmish near Maysville

July 22—Skirmish near Pine Bluff

July 24—Confederates attack on the steamer Clara Bell

July 25—Affair at Benton

July 26—Action at Wallace's Ferry on Big Creek

July 27—Action on the Massard Prairie (near Fort Smith)

July 28—Skirmish at Scatterville

July 30—Skirmish at Hay Station No. 3 (near Brownsville)

July 30—Skirmish near Pine Bluff

July 31—Action near Fort Smith

August 1—Skirmish at Lamb's Plantation

August 2—Skirmish at Osceola

August 5—Skirmish near Remount Camp

August 7—Skirmish at Bull Bayou

August 7—Skirmish at Hickory Plains

August 9—Skirmish at Hatch's Ferry

August 10—Skirmish at Augusta

August 11—Skirmish in Crawford County

August 11—Skirmish on White Oak Creek

August 12—Skirmish at Van Buren

August 13—Skirmish at Searcy

August 15—Skirmish at Carrollton

August 16—Skirmish on Richland Creek

August 17—Capture of the steamer Miller by Confederate forces

August 18—Skirmish at Benton

August 18—Skirmish at Pine Bluff

August 22—Skirmish in Yell County

August 24—Action at Ashley's Station

August 24—Skirmish at Gerald Mountain

August 24—Action at Jones' Station

August 24—Skirmish at Mud Town

August 27—Skirmish at Fayetteville

August 28—Skirmish at Fayetteville

August 30—Skirmish near Dardanelle

September 1—Skirmish near Beatty's Mill

September 1—Skirmish near Fort Smith

September 2—Skirmish at Little Rock

September 2—Skirmish near Quitman

September 3—Affair at Kendal's Grist Mill

September 4—Skirmish near Brownsville

September 4—Confederates attack on the Union steamers Celeste and Commercial

September 6—Skirmish at Norristown

September 6—Skirmish at  [4?] Richland

September 6—Skirmish at Searcy

September 8—Skirmish near Glass Village

September 9—Attack on the steamer J. D. Perry by Confederates

September 10—Skirmish near Monticello

September 11—Skirmish at Brewer's Lane

September 13—Skirmish near Searcy

September 14—Skirmish at Roger's Crossing on the White River

September 23—Affair near Fort Smith

September 26—Skirmish near Vache Grass

September 28—Skirmish at Clarksville

September 29—Skirmish at White Oak Creek

October 3—Skirmish near Mount Elba

October 5—Skirmish near Saint Charles

October 9—Skirmish at Clarksville

October 11—Attack on the steamer Resolute

October 19—Skirmish in Crawford County

October 20—Skirmish in Benton County

October 23—Skirmish at Hurricane Creek

October 25—Skirmish at Half-way House (halfway between Little Rock and Pine Bluff)

October 30—Action at Mount Elba

October 31—Skirmish near Arkadelphia

November 2—Affair at Hazen's Farm         

November 6—Skirmish at Cane Hill

November 6—Skirmishes near Cincinnati

November 20—Skirmish at Buckskull

November 24—Skirmish near Saint Charles

November 29—Attack on the steamer Alamo

December 1—Skirmish near Cypress Creek

December 3—Skirmish in Perry County

December 5—Skirmish near Lewisburg

December 13—Affair near Devall's Bluff

December 16—Skirmish near Dudley Lake

December 19—Skirmish near Rector's Farm

December 24—Skirmish near Fort Smith


Arkansas Timeline: 1865


January 1—Skirmish at Bentonville

January 6—Skirmish at Huntsville

January 7—Skirmish in Johnson County

January 8—Skirmish near Ivey's Ford

January 9—Skirmish near Pine Bluff

January 12—Affair on Sugar Loaf Prairie

January 14—Action at Dardanelle

January 15—Skirmishes in Madison County

January 17—Action at Ivey's Ford

January 18—Skirmish at Clarksville

January 20—Skirmish at Marion

January 21—Skirmish at Marion

January 22—Skirmish on the Benton Road

January 24—Skirmish at Boggs' Mills

January 24—Skirmish near Fayetteville

January 26—Skirmish at Mount Elba

January 26—Skirmish at the Saline River

January 28—Skirmish near Camden

February 11—Skirmish near Pine Bluff

February 12—Skirmish near Lewisburg

February 12—Skirmish near Madison

February 17—Skirmish near Bayou Meto

February 17—Skirmish in Washington County

February 22—Skirmish near the Douglas' Plantation

February 24—Skirmish at Bayou Meto

February 27—Skirmish at McMilley's Farm

March 4—Affair near Pine Bluff

March 11—Skirmish in Washington County

March 20—Skirmish at Talbot's Ferry

April 2—Skirmish near Hickory Station

April 2—Skirmish near Van Buren

April 11—Skirmish at Saint Charles

April 25—Skirmish at Rodgers' Plantation

May 11—Confederate forces under Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson surrender at Chalk Bluff

May 16—Skirmish on the Monticello Road

May 24—Skirmish at Monticello

May 25—Part of Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson’s Confederate Army        paroled at Wittsburg

June 5—The rest of Brig. General M. Jeff Thompson’s Confederate Army       paroled at Jacksonpor

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