Battle of Reed's Bridge - Aug 27,1863

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Civil War Dates in Arkansas


Military Terminology of the Civil War
 
- Battle
is a prolonged combat involving large armies.
 
- Engagement
may be a general encounter between armies, or a minor encounter between smaller forces.
 
- Skirmish
is a small encounter usually incidental to a larger military movement.
 
- Action stresses the idea of active, frequently sharp, offensive and defensive movements.
 
- Affair
simply means a fight.
 
- Reconnaissance and scout is an examination of a territory to gain information.
 
- Expedition
is a journey for a specific purpose.
 
- Operation
is a complete military action or mission of some kind.
 
- Demonstration
is an exhibition of force.
 
- Siege
is a continued attempt to gain possession of a place.

 

August 1860

06 - Election Day, Arkansas political "family" routed. Thomas C. Hindman wins House seat, Rector wins Governorship. For President the State's electoral votes go to Breckenridge. No county goes for Douglas, the northwest chooses Breckenridge, rich planters counties in the delta are won by Bell.

November 1860

?? - Captain James Totten and 65 men of the 2nd U.S. Artillery arrive quietly in Little Rock and garrison the previously unguarded Federal Arsenal.
15 - Governor Rector inaugurated. In his inaugural speech he becomes the first State official to openly call for secession.
17 - Secession meeting called in Camden, 4 people show up. 23-24
    - Congressman Hindman and Congressman Gantt address the legislature in hopes to stir the flagging secession sentiment.

December 1860

12 - Special message from the Governor asking that a secession convention be called "to determine the will of the people".
12 - "Southern States" newspaper founded in Little Rock to advocate secession.
22 - House of Representatives passes bill forming secession convention.

January 1861

- Pro-Union Arkansas Gazette editor C.C. Danley capitulates and calls for a proper defense be prepared.

- Senate passes House bill forming secession convention.
?? - Rumor sent from Little Rock to Memphis by wire stating that Federal troops on the way from Fort Gibson in Indian Territory to reinforce the Little Rock Arsenal.
?? - Rumor makes its way to Helena where the populace is enraged. A public meeting is held and it is resolved to go to Little Rock and seize the Arsenal. The Governor's men encourage these actions in not so many words. 28
    - Governor Rector informs Captain Totten at the Arsenal that reinforcements or destruction of arms or supplies at the Arsenal will not be tolerated.
29 - Captain Totten informs Governor Rector that no reinforcements are expected. He also wires Washington for instructions.
29 - Van Buren City Alderman D.C. Williams prints a broadside which initiates a resurgence of Unionism in the northwest. 

February 1861

01 - Governor hears rumor that Federal troops moving up the Arkansas River on steamboat S.H. Tucker. Guns are placed on the Little Rock wharf. Volunteers gather at the wharf to repel the invaders. The rumor is false.
04 - Large bodies of men arrive on foot and by boat from the delta counties believing that the Governor had called them to seize the arsenal.
05 - Little Rock city council passes resolution opposing "unauthorized seizure of the arsenal".
05 - Arkansas Senators wire the Governor imploring him to prevent the seizure of the arsenal for the moment.
06 - Rector, seeking a way out, sends a note to Captain Totten at the Arsenal asking for him to surrender of his own volition.
08 - Captain Totten gives up, turns the Arsenal over to the Governor. Amid great ceremony Totten and his men board ship for St. Louis. The ladies of Little Rock present him with a sword. Totten praises the citizens.
12 - Seizure of U.S. Stores in Pine Bluff
18 - Special election day. Voters of Arkansas turn down secession 23,626 to 17,927. The voters did approve a secession convention 27,412 to 15,826. 20,000 voters stayed home. 

March 1861

04 - Lincoln's inaugural address. Union Secession convention members pay $75.00 for the text to be wired to Little Rock. Neither pro-Unionists or pro-Secessionists cared for the speech at all.
04 - Arkansas Secession Convention convenes.
05 - "Test vote" held for Convention chair, pro-Unionists win 40-35. The vote is split geographically between yeoman farmers in the mountainous northwest and planters in the delta.
06 - Two South Carolina visitors are allowed to speak at the Convention. They stated that since South Carolina was responsible for Arkansas being allowed into the Union, that Arkansas should follow her out of it.
08 - Fire-eaters at the Convention begin to lose patience when every attempt to draw up a secession ordinance is voted down.
11 - Unionists in good mood, rumor is that Lincoln will evacuate Charleston Forts. Unionists vote to open each session with a prayer. Pro-sessecionists are exasperated.
12-15 - A titanic display of Arkansans oratorial skills or lack thereof.
16 - Roll call vote. Secession defeated 39-35. 39 guns are fired at Van Buren in celebration. In the delta meetings are held advocating division of the State. Secessionists manage to get a concession from the convention that would allow a vote of the people. 

April 1861

12 - Fort Sumter fired on by Confederate forces to prevent its relief. Confusion reigns. Inquiries are made to the Governor of Missouri who replies that Missouri WILL secede and Arkansas better get out of the way. Pro-Union Arkansas Gazette gives up and calls for resistance to coercion by the Federal government. U.S. calls for 780 Arkansans to "suppress combinations". Governor Rector refuses.
18 - Seizure of U.S. Stores at Napoleon
23 - Rumors of Federal troops on the way to Fort Smith prompts Governor Rector to order the militia to seize the Fort. Boatloads of militia reach Fort Smith and find it abandoned by the U.S. Government. The trip back to Little Rock becomes a party and $500.00 damage to the boats are reported. This sets off a wave of pro-Confederate patriotism through most of the State.
27 - Summons issued for the Secession Convention to reconvene. 

May 1861

06 - Secession Convention reconvenes to the news of Virginia and Tennessee leaving the Union which effectively ends any pro-Union resistance. The vote is held, only 5 pro-Union votes are recorded. David Walker calls for the 5 to change their votes so that the measure is unanimous to show that "Arkansas stands as a unit against coercion." All dissenters change their votes save Isaac Murphy. At 10 minutes past 4 o'clock Arkansas left the Union amid "general acclamation that shook the building to its very foundations."
11 - Strong Union men appointed military commanders over the objections of Governor Rector. Some of the militia refused to fight under them. A political war breaks out between the Governor and the Secession Convention over who has authority. This continues for the rest of the month. Both the Conservatives and the now out of favor "family" work together to oust Rector. 

June 1861

01 - Secession Convention votes not to adjourn. Six members resign and force a quorum call that fails. The Convention is forced to adjourn but announce that they have the ability to reform under certain circumstances. The end of the Convention does not end the internal political strife.
21 - General Bart Pearce drives General Dandridge McRae from his camp when McRae attempts to swear the State men into Confederate service.
25 - General Hardee ordered to command Arkansas by Confederate Government.
29 - General McCulloch of Texas joins forces with Arkansas troops and issues a call for every man in Arkansas for three years or the war. Arms are requested from Richmond. Arkansas Military board is irritated and issues call for 10,000 men for 12 months scattered all over the State. McCulloch received few troops, the men preferred the idea of 12 months. 

July 1861

09 - McCulloch complains about receiving no arms or ammunition.
22 - General Hardee finally arrives to take charge of Arkansas troops and finds few arms, ammunition, or clothing. Hardee informs General Price in Missouri that he cannot assist in saving Missouri until his organization is perfected. State troops balk at being transferred to Confederate control and go home. 

September 1861 - Arkansas's Army essentially melts away in disgust at being treated "like so much livestock". In the northwest only 18 men remain. 

December 1861 - Skirmish, Bushy Creek 

January 1862 - General Earl Van Dorn is assigned to command the Trans-Mississippi and put an end to the bickering between McCulloch and Price. This he did quite effectively. 

February 1862

16 - Action, Pott's Hill, Sugar Creek
17 - Action, Sugar Creek
18 - Skirmish, Bentonville
28 - Affair, Osage Springs 

March 1862

?? - Inflation takes off, Memphis speculators are blamed. "(Memphis) has been a huge leech fastened on the side of our State sucking its life blood and never satisfied."
03- - Reconnaissance to Berryville
06  - Legislature called into session, no quorum.
06- - Battles, Pea Ridge, Bentonville, Leetown, Elkhorn Tavern General's McCulloch, Slack, and McIntosh are killed. Van Dorn starts to pull most forces out of Arkansas into Mississippi.
13 - Action, Spring River
17 - Legislature gets a quorum, more tinkering with the militia system.
18 - Skirmish, Salem, Spring River 

April 1862

15 - Arkansas congressional delegation calls on Jefferson Davis to return troops to Arkansas. Confederacy sends only soothing words Governor Rector not so subtly threatens to secede from the Confederacy.
19 - Skirmish, Talbot's Ferry, White River
21 - Skirmish, Pocahontas 

May 1862

?? - Federal forces within 50 miles of the defenseless capitol. Rector evacuates the State government from the city. J.S. Roane hijacks some passing Texas troops and prepares a modest defense of the city giving the Federals pause. These actions probably save the city from capture. Rector sheepishly returns to the city at the end of the month. Papers have a field day asking the Governor to please let the people know where the State government may be. The Governor challenges editor Johnson to a duel which never takes place.
02 - Skirmish, Litchfield
03 - Skirmish, Batesville
04 - Batesville occupied
06 - Skirmish, White River
14 - Skirmish, Cotton Plant
14 - Scout to Grand Glaize
15 - Skirmish, Chalk Bluff
17 - Skirmish, Little Red River
17 - Roane declares martial law
19 - Skirmish, Searcy Landing, Little Red River
21 - Skirmish, Village Creek
26 - Confederacy appoints General Hindman as commander of Arkansas. Hindman gets underway immediately, picking up a few supplies and commandeering a million dollars from Memphis banks on the way.

 6 - Skirmish, Calico Rock 
 9 - Expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta and Des Arc
2  - Expedition from Searcy Landing to West Point, Searcy, and Des Arc
2  - Skirmish, Big Indian Creek
28- Skirmish, Cache River Bridge
29- Skirmish, Kickapoo Bottom near Sylamore
30- General Hindman arrives in Little Rock and finds that he has nothing but himself, his staff, and a few unarmed solders to defend the State against the menacing army only 35 miles away. He begins a series of clever deceptions that convinces the Federals that his forces are larger than reports had indicated.
31- Expedition to Grand Glaize 31 - Scout to Little Red River
31- General Hindman orders Pike to move his force to Little Rock over Pike's objections. 

June 1862

- Affair, Galloway's Farm, near Jacksonport
- Hindman orders price controls to prevent profiteering.
- General Hindman orders all cotton in the district moved to safety or destroyed. He orders engineers to study means to obstruct the Arkansas and White Rivers. 
- Skirmish, Little Red River 
- Skirmish, Fairview 
- Skirmish, Little Red River 
- Pike orders most of his forces to Little Rock. Pens a letter to Hindman complaining that it had ruined his command, ruined his defense of the Indian Territory, and broke treaties. 
- Martial law declared in Pulaski County
10 - Start of operations on White River (through 14 Jul)
12 - Skirmish, near Jacksonport
12 - Action, Waddell's Farm, Indian Creek
17 - Engagement, St. Charles, White River
17 - Scouts from Batesville to Denmark, Fairview,Hitcher's Ferry, Bush's Ford
17 - Skirmish, Smithville
17 - Hindman orders Pike to move his remaining forces to Fort Gibson. Pike complains, moves his forces, but remains behind in Fort McCulloch drilling troops.
19 - Expedition to Blue Mountain
19 - Skirmish near Knight's Cove
20 - Arkansas males who have not volunteered may be drafted. Units formed before this date may select their own officers by order of General Hindman.
23 - Reconnaissance to Augusta
23 - Monroe County residents warned by Federals that their personal property would be destroyed in retribution for future acts of guerilla warfare.
25 - Skirmish, Yellville
25 - General Hindman informs Federal commander in Monroe County that he will continue to employ irregular troops. He warned them to expect retaliation if Federal threats in Monroe County were carried out.
27 - Skirmish, Waddell's Farm
27 - Skirmish, Stewart's Plantation, Village Creek
28 - Hindman orders and embargo of shipment of provisions east of the Mississippi River.
30 - Action, Adam's Bluff
30 - General Hindman declares martial law across the State. General Pike is outraged. Hindman's pre-war political foes seize the opportunity to denounce him and lobby for his replacement. 

July 1862

04 - Skirmish, Grand Glaize, White River
06 - Skirmish, Bayou Cache
06 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
06-07 - Actions, Grand Prairie, Aberdeen
07 - Skirmishes, Hill's Plantation, Cache River, Round Hill, Bayou de View
08 - Skirmish, Orient Ferry, Black River
08 - Hindman orders Pike to proceed to Fort Smith to protect Fort Smith and Van Buren. Pike orders some of his forces there and resigns. Hindman accepts the resignation. Pike issues an address to the Indian Troops that Hindman does not take well. Pike is ordered arrested but escapes into south Arkansas.
09 - Skirmish, Aberdeen
10 - Skirmish, Scatterville
12 - Skirmish, Bentonville
13 - Bragg orders Parson's Missouri Guards to report to Arkansas.
14 - Skirmish, Batesville
14 - Skirmish, near Helena
15 - Action near Fayetteville
15 - General's Shelby and Cockrell move into Union controlled Missouri from Frog Bayou.
16 - Theophilus Holmes replaces Hindman as commander of Trans-Mississippi
20 - Skirmish, Gaines Landing, Pittman's Ferry
22-25 - Expedition from Helena to Coldwater, MS
23 - Skirmish, Bole's Farm
24-26 - Expedition from Helena to Marianna
28-31 - Expedition from Helena to Oldtown and Trenton 

August 1862

02-- Skirmishes, Jonesboro
03 - Skirmishes, Jackson, Longuelle's Ferry, Scatterville
04-17 - Expedition to Helena and Clarendon
05-08 - Expedition from Helena to mouth of White River
11 - Skirmish, near Helena
15 - Skirmish, Clarendon
16 - General Shelby recruits at Waverly, Missouri
16 - Cockrell raid on Lone Jack, Missouri
16-27 - Expedition from Helena, down Mississippi and up Yazoo River
19 - Skirmish, Clear Creek
28 - Expedition from Helena to Eunice (through 3 Sep) 

September 1862

06 - Skirmish, La Grange
11-13 - Expedition from Clarendon to Lawrenceville and St. Charles
19-20 - Affair, Helena
23 - Skirmish, McGuire's Ferry
26 - Expedition from Helena to La Grange
26 - Expedition from Helena to Jeffersonville and Marianna
30 - Shelby and Cockrell battle at Newtonia, Missouri 

October 1862

11 - Skirmish, La Grange
11 - Skirmish, near Helena
14 - Skirmish, Trenton
14 - Affair, Helena
16 - Skirmish, Elkhorn Tavern
17 - Skirmish, Mountain Home
17 - Skirmish, Sugar Creek
18 - Skirmish, near Helena
18 - Skirmish, Cross Hollow
20 - Skirmish, near Helena
22 - Skirmish, Helena
22 - Skirmish, Huntsville
24 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
25 - General Pike ordered arrested for treason by Holmes for continued complaints about martial law.
25 - Skirmish, Helena
27 - Action, Pittman's Ferry
27-28 - Actions, Oxford Bend, near Fayetteville, White River, McGuire's 

November 1862

01 - Skirmish, La Grange
05 - Skirmish, Huntsville
05-08 - Expedition from Helena to Moro
07 - Skirmish, Boonsboro
07 - Skirmish, Rhea's Mill
08 - Skirmishes, Marianna, La Grange
08 - Skirmish, Cove Creek
09 - Skirmish, Boston Mountains
09 - Skirmish between Fayetteville and Cane Hill
16-21 - Expedition from Helena against Arkansas Post
20-23 - Reconnaissance to Van Buren and Fort Smith
25 - Skirmish, near Cane Hill
25 - Skirmish, Pittman's Ferry
25 - Skirmish, Camp Babcock
25 - Holmes, at the urging of Hindman, informs Pemberton at Vicksburg that troops from Arkansas will not be forthcoming.
25-29 - Expedition to Yellville
27 - Expedition from Helena to Grenada, MS (through 5 Dec)
28 - Engagement, Cane Hill, Boston Mountains, Boonsboro 

December 1862

?? - Capture of Fort Davis
04-06 - Operations around Cane Hill
04-06 - Skirmishes, Boston Mountains
05 - Skirmish, Helena
06 - Skirmish, Reed's Mountains
07 - Battle of Prairie Grove, Fayetteville, or Illinois Creek
09 - Skirmish, Middleton
14 - Affair, near Helena
20 - Skirmish, Cane Hill
21 - Skirmish, Van Buren
21-23 - Expedition from Fayetteville to Huntsville
23 - Skirmish, St. Francis Road near Helena
27-29 - Expedition over Boston Mountains
28 - Skirmish, Dripping Springs
28 - Capture of Van Buren
29 - Skirmish, Dripping Springs
30 - Skirmish, La Grange 

January 1863

?? - Skirmish near Maysville
01 - Affair near Helena
02 - Skirmish, Cane Hill
02 - Skirmish, White Springs
04-06 - Scout from Ozark Mountains to Dubuque
04-11 - Expedition against Arkansas Post
09-12 - Expedition from Huntsville to Buffalo River
10 - Skirmish, Carrollton
10-11 - Engagement and capture, Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post
12 - Skirmish, Lick Creek near Helena
12 - Skirmish, Frog Bayou
13 - Reconnaissance to White River and St. Charles
13-19 - Expedition from Helena up White River
14 - Edmund Kirby Smith appointed commander of Trans-Mississippi
14-15 - Expedition to South Bend, Arkansas River
15 - Skirmish, Clarendon Road near Helena
15 - Skirmish, Mound City
16 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
18 - Occupation of Des Arc
23-27 - Scout from Fayetteville to Van Buren
25 - Skirmish, Pope County
26 - Skirmish, Mulberry Springs 

February 1863

02-03 - Skirmishes, Vine Prairie and mouth of Mulberry River
04 - Skirmish, Batesville
05 - Skirmish, Pope County
05 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
05-12 - Scout From Fayetteville to Arkansas River
06 - Skirmish, Thelkeld's Ferry
08-10 - Scout from Elkhorn to Bentonville
10 - Skirmish near Van Buren
12 - Skirmish, Frog Bayou
15 - Skirmish, Arkadelphia
19 - Skirmish, Cypress Bend
19 - Burning of Hopewell
20 - Skirmish, Bentonville
24 - Expedition from Helena to Yazoo Pass, by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass, and Coldwater and Tallahatchie Rivers (through 8 Apr) 

March 1863

02 - Skirmish, Carrollton
04 - Skirmish, Yellville
05 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
05-12 - Expedition from Helena up St. Francis and Little Rivers
06 - Skirmish, White River
06-10 - Expedition from Helena to Big and Little Creeks and skirmishes
09 - Skirmish, Madison
09 - Skirmish, Chalk Bluff
15 - Skirmish, Chalk Bluff
19 - Skirmish, Frog Bayou
22 - Skirmish, Washington
22 - Skirmish near head of White River
29 - Scouts from Fayetteville (through 5 Apr)
30 - Skirmish, Cross Hollow
31 - Skirmish, Clapper's Saw Mill, Crooked Creek 

April 1863

01 - Skirmish, Chalk Bluff
01 - Skirmish, near Clarendon
02 - Skirmish, Little Rock Road
04 - Skirmish, Carroll County
04 - Skirmish, Madison
08 - Skirmish, St. Charles
08 - Skirmish, St. Francis County
09 - Skirmish, White River
18 - Action, Fayetteville
26 - Action, White River
26 - Skirmish, Elm Springs
26 - Skirmish, Jackson 

May 1863

01 - Skirmish, Chalk Bluff
01 - Action, La Grange
02 - Skirmish, Chalk Bluff
06-15 - Scout to White and St. Francis Rivers
11 - Skirmish, Mt. Vernon
11 - Skirmish, Taylor's Creek, Crowley's Ford
15 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
21-30 - Scout from Cassville, through NW Arkansas to Newton & Jasper counties, Missouri
22 - Skirmish, Bentonville
23-26 - Expedition from Helena to Napoleonville
25 - Skirmish, Polk's Plantation near Helena 

June 1863

04 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
11 - Scout to Jacksonport
14 - Skirmish, Newton County
15 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
16 - Skirmish, Grand Lake
22 - Skirmish, Bentonville
25 - Skirmish, Madison
28 - Skirmish, Gaine's Landing 

July 1863

?? - Skirmish near Cross Hollow
?? - Expedition from Greensboro to Helena
04 - Holme's attack on Helena
25 - Skirmish, Brownsville
30 - Skirmish, Elm Springs 

August 1863

01 - Start of Steele's expedition against Little Rock (through 14 Sep)
03-08 - Scout to Yellville
03-16 - Expedition up White and Little Red Rivers
14 - Engagement, West Point, White River
15 - Skirmish, Bentonville
16 - Skirmish, Harrison's Landing
17 - Skirmish, Grand Prairie
22-23 - Actions, Pocahontas
23 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
24 - Skirmish, Pocahontas
25 - Engagement, Brownsville
26 - Skirmish near Bayou Meto (Reed's Bridge)
27 - Action, Bayou Meto (Reed's Bridge)
29 - Reconnaissance from Brownsville
30 - Skirmish, Washington
30 - Skirmish, Shallow Ford, Bayou Meto (Reed's Bridge) 
31 - Capture of Fort Smith 

September 1863

01 - Action, Devil's Backbone, Backbone Mountain, Fort Smith
01 - Skirmish, Cotton Gap
01 - Occupation of Fort Smith
01 - Skirmish, Jenny Lind
02 - Skirmish near Shallow Ford
04-05 - Skirmishes, Bentonville, Flint Creek, Hog Eye, Round Prairie
05 - Skirmish near Maysville
07 - Skirmish, Ashley's Mills, Bear Skin Lake or Ferry Landing
07 - Skirmish, Ferry Landing
07-30 - Expedition to Big Lake, Mississippi County
09 - Skirmish, Dardanelle
10 - Engagement, Bayou Fourche
10 - Capture of Little Rock
11-13 - Pursuit of Price
11 - Skirmish, Waldron
11 - Skirmish near Little Rock
12 - Skirmish, Dardanelle
12 - Skirmish near Brownsville
16 - Skirmish, Brownsville
23 - Skirmish, Bayou Meto Bridge (Reed's Bridge) 
27 - Skirmish, Moffatt's Station 

October 1863

01 - Skirmish, Elizabethtown
02 - Skirmish, Vance's Store
06 - Skirmish, Fort Blair, Waldron
07 - Skirmish, Ferry's Ford
07 - Skirmish, Evening Shade
07-10 - Scout to Spring River Country
10 - Skirmish, Tulip
12 - Affair, McGuire's
11-14 - Demonstration against Fayetteville
12 - Skirmish, Tulip
24 - Skirmish, Buffalo Mountain
25 - Skirmish, Pine Bluff
26 - Skirmish, St. Francis Road near Helena
26 - Skirmish, Johnson County
27 - Skirmish, Tulip
28 - Skirmish, Clarksville
29 - Skirmish, Ozark 

November 1863

02 - Skirmish, Bate's Township
07-13 - Expedition from Batesville to Frog Bayou
08 - Skirmish, Clarksville
09 - Skirmish near Huntsville
10 - Skirmish near Kingston
10-18 - Expedition from Benton to Mount Ida
11 - Skirmish, Caddo Gap
11 - Skirmish, Fourche le Aix Mountains
12 - Skirmish, Roseville
13 - Skirmish, Mount Ida
14-17 - Expedition from Helena
15 - Skirmish, Newton County
19 - Skirmish, DeGreen's Farm, near Lawrenceville
21 - Skirmish, Jacksonport
24 - Skirmish, Clarksville
25 - Skirmish, Crawford County 

December 1863

01 - Skirmish near Benton
01 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
02-07 - Scout from Waldron to Mount Ida, Caddo Gap, and Dallas
04 - Skirmish, Caddo Gap
05-13 - Reconnaissance from Little Rock
08 - Skirmish, Princeton
09-14 - Scout from Waldron down Dutch Creek
11-13 - Scout from Waldron to Dallas
11-13 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
11-13 - Skirmish, Merriweather Ferry, Bayou Bouef
14 - Skirmish, Caddo Mill
15 - Skirmish, Clarksville
16-31 - Scout from Fayetteville
23 - Skirmish, Jacksonport
23 - Skirmish, Stroud's Store
25 - Skirmish, Buffalo River
26 - Skirmish, Barronsville, Searcy County
26 - Scout from Forsythe to Batesville (through 2 Jan)
29 - Skirmish, Waldron
31 - Skirmish, Searcy County 

January 1864

01-30 - Operations in Northeast Arkansas
07 - Skirmish, Martin's Creek
10 - Skirmish, King's River
13-14 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Monticello
15-17 - Scout from Elgin
16 - Start of Operations in NW Arkansas (through 15 Feb)
17 - Skirmish, Branchville
17 - Skirmish, Lewisburg
17-19 - Scout from Brownsville
19 - Skirmish, Branchville, Ivey's Ford, Pine Bluff
19 - Skirmish, Lunenburg
21-25 - Scout from Waldron to Baker's Springs
22 - Skirmishes, Clear Green, Tomahawk
23 - Skirmish, Rolling Prairie
23 - Skirmish, Sylamore Creek
23 - Skirmishes near Burrowsville
23 - Affair, Bailey's or Crooked Creek
24 - Skirmish, Sylamore
24 - Skirmish, Baker's Spring, Caddo Gap
25 - Skirmish, Sulphur Springs
25 - Skirmish, Little Missouri River
26 - Skirmish, Caddo Gap
28 - Skirmish, Dallas
30 - Expedition from Batesville to Searcy Landing (through 3 Feb) 

February 1864

01 - Skirmish, Waldron
04 - Skirmish, Hot Springs
04 - Skirmish, Rolling Prairie
04 - Skirmish, Mountain Fork
04-08 - Expedition from Helena up White River
05 - Skirmish, Crooked Creek
07 - Skirmish, White River
09 - Skirmish, Morgan's Mills, Spring River, White County
09 - Skirmish, Tomahawk Gap
10 - Skirmish, Lake Village
10 - Skirmish, Pocahontas
12-14 - Skirmishes, Scott's Farm, Caddo Gap, Caddo Mountains
12-20 - Expedition from Batesville after Freeman's command
13-14 - Expedition from Helena up St. Francis River
14 - Skirmish, Scott's Farm, Washita Cove
14 - Skirmish, Ross Landing, Grand Lake
15 - Skirmish, Saline River
16 - Skirmish, Caddo Gap
16 - Skirmish, Indian Bay
17 - Skirmish, Horse Head Creek
17 - Skirmish, Black's Mills
19 - Skirmish, Waugh's Farm, near Batesville
20-26 - Expedition from Helena up White River
22 - Skirmish, Luna Landing 

March 1864

?? - Skirmish, Little Rock
01 - Skirmish, Cedar Glade
01 - Skirmish near Buffalo City
02 - Skirmish, Bennett's Bayou
06 - Skirmish, Flint Creek
10-12 - Expedition from Batesville to Wild Haw's, Strawberry Creek, etc.
13 - Skirmish, Carrollton
13-26 - Scouts from Yellville to Buffalo River
14 - Skirmish, Hopewell
14 - First reconstruction Constitution approved. Elections said to have been held by voice votes on the streets of Little Rock. Isaac Murphy elected Unionist Governor and is escorted through the city by U.S. Colored Troops whose "quiet and orderly demeanor" was admired by many onlookers.
15 - Skirmish, Clarendon
15-21 - Scout from Batesville to West Point, Grand Glaize, Searcy Landing, etc.
18 - Skirmish, Monticello
19 - Expedition from Rolling Prairie to Batesville, etc. (through 4 Apr)
20 - Skirmish, Arkadelphia
20 - Skirmish, Roseville Creek
23 - Steele's Expedition from Little Rock to Camden (through 3 May)
23-24 - Skirmishes, Benton Road
24 - Skirmish, Oil Trough Bottom
24-31 - Expedition from Batesville to Coon Creek, Devil's Fork, Red River
25 - Skirmish near White River
25 - Skirmish, Rockport
25 - Skirmish, Van Buren County
25 - Skirmish, Dover
25-26 - Scout from Batesville to Fairview
26 - Skirmish, Quitman
27 - Skirmish, Ben Brook's Mills
27 - Skirmish, Branchville
27 - Scout to Berryville
27 - Skirmish, Oil Trough Bottom near crossroads
27-31 - Expedition from Pine Bluff to Mount Elba and Longview
28 - Skirmish, Mount Elba
28 - Skirmish, Danville
29 - Skirmish, Longview
29 - Skirmish, Arkadelphia, Steele enters Arkadelphia.
29 - Skirmish, Roseville
29 - Scouts from Bellefonte (through 1 Apr)
30 - Action, Mount Elba and pursuit to Big Creek
30 - Skirmish, Camden
30 - Skirmish, Longview
31 - Skirmish, Arkadelphia 

April 1864

01 - Action, Fitzhugh's Woods near Augusta
01 - Skirmish, Arkadelphia
02 - Action, Antoine, or Terre Noir Creek
02 - Skirmish, Antoine Creek
02 - Skirmish, Wolf Creek
02-03 - Skirmish, Okolona
03 - Affair near Clarksville
03-04 - Enagement, Elkin's Ferry, Little Missouri River
04-05 - Action, Roseville
04 - Skirmish, Charlestown
05 - Skirmish, Whiteley Mills
05 - Skirmish, Stone's Farm
05 - Skirmish, Mark's Mills
05 - Roseville
06 - Skirmish, Little Missouri River
06 - Action on Pemiscot Bayou
06 - Skirmish, Piney Mountain
06-07 - Skirmishes in swamps of Little River near Osceola
06-07 - Skirmishes near Prairie Grove and on Arkansas River
07 - Action Rhea's Mills
09-12 - Actions, Prairie De Ann
11 - Skirmish, Richland Creek
12 - Action, Van Buren
13 - Skirmish, Spring River near Smithville
13 - Action, Moscow
13 - Skirmish, Indian Bay
13-14 - Skirmishes, Richland Creek
14 - Skirmish, White Oak Creek
14 - Skirmish, Dutch Mills
15 - Skirmish, Roseville
15 - Action, Jenkin's Ferry, Camden
15-16 - Skirmishes, Liberty Post Office
16 - Affair, Osage Branch, Kings River
16-18 - Skirmishes and engagement, Camden
17 - Skirmish, Red Mound
17 - Skirmish, Limeston Valley
18 - Engagement, Poison Spring
19 - Skirmish, Kings River
20 - Attack on Jacksonport
20 - Skirmish near Camden
21-22 - Affairs, Cache River, Cotton Plant
22-24 - Expedition from Jacksonport to Augusta
23 - Skirmish, Swan Lake
24 - Skirmish near Camden
24 - Skirmish near Jacksonport
25 - Engagement, Marks' Mill
25-26 - Skirmishes, Moro Bottom
26 - Skirmish, Mount Elba Ferry
26 - Skirmish near Little Rock
27 - Union forces are forced to flee Camden.
28 - Skirmish near Princeton
29 - Skirmish, Saline Bottom
29 - Skirmish, Ouachita River
30 - Engagement, Jenkin's Ferry, Saline River
30 - Skirmish, Whitmore's Mills 

May 1864

01 - Skirmish, Pine Bluff
01 - Skirmish, Lee's Creek
03 - Skirmish, Richland Creek
04 - Skirmish, Saline River
05 - Skirmish, Richland Creek
05-09 - Scout in Craighead and Lawrence Counties
08 - Skirmish, Cherokee Bay
08 - Skirmish near Maysville
08 - Skirmish, Jenkin's Ferry
09 - Skirmish, Eudora Church
10 - Skirmish, Dardanelle
13 - Skirmish, Cypress Creek
13 - Skirmish, Spavinaw
13-31 - Operations against Shelby, north of Arkansas River
15-17 - Skirmishes, Dardanelle
17-22 - Scout in northern Arkansas
18 - Affair near Searcy
18 - Skirmish, Clarksville
19 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
19 - Skirmish, Norristown
20 - Skirmish, Stony Point
21 - Skirmish, Pine Bluff
22 - Affair near Devall's Bluff
24 - Skirmish near Little Rock
24 - Operations, Green's on west side of Mississippi River (through 4 Jun)
25 - Skirmish, Pikeville
25 - Skirmish, Buck Horn
27 - Skirmish, Leland's Point
27 - Skirmish, Princeton
28 - Skirmish, Washington
28 - Skirmish near Little Rock
29 - Skirmish, Salem 

June 1864

02 - Skirmish, Columbia
03 - Skirmish, Searcy
04-17 - Scouts from Huntersville and Clinton
05 - Skirmish, Worthington's and Sunnyside Landings, Fish Bayou
06 - Skirmish, Bealer's Ferry, on Little Red River
06 - Engagement, Old River Lake, or Lake Chicot, also known as Ditch Bayou Grand Lake, and Grand Village

06 - Skirmish, Wittsburg
07 - Skirmish, Walter's Plantation
07 - Skirmish, Sunnyside Landing
10 - Skirmish, Lewisburg
16 - Skirmish, West Point
17 - Skirmish, Monticello Road near Pine Bluff
19 - Skirmish, Hahn's Farm, near Waldron
20-23 - Scouts from Lewisburg
20-29 - Operations on White River
22 - Skirmish, White River Station
24 - Skirmish near Fayetteville
24 - Engagement, White River
26 - Actions, Clarendon, St. Charles, Pikeville, St. Charles River
26-28 - Skirmishes, Clarendon
27-29 - Scout from Brownsville
27-29 - Skirmish, Meffleton Lodge
29 - Operations in Arkansas 

July 1864

01-31 - Skirmishes, Frog Bayou
01 - Skirmish, Pine Bluff
02 - Skirmish, Searcy Landing
04 - Skirmish near Benton
06 - Skirmish, Van Buren
07 - Skirmish near Huntersville
08 - Skirmish near Little Rock
10 - Skirmish, Petit Jean, Arkansas River
10 - Skirmish, Montgomery County
11 - Skirmish, Caddo Gap
12 - Skirmish near Brownsville
13 - Reconnaissance from Pine Bluff
13 - Expedition from Helena to Buck Island, Mississippi River
13-16 - Skirmish, Bayou Des Arc
14 - Skirmish, Fair's Mills
14 - Skirmish, Clarendon
14-15 - Skirmish, Benton road near Little Rock
19-25 - Operations, White River
20 - Skirmish near Maysville
22 - Skirmish near Pine Bluff
25 - Affair, Benton
25 - Scout in Yell County (through 11 Aug)
26 - Action, Wallace's Ferry, Big Creek
26-28 - Scout to Searcy and West Point
27 - Action, Massard's Prairie, near Fort Smith
28 - Skirmish, West Point
28 - Skirmish, Scatterville
29 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
30 - Skirmish, Little Rock Road
30 - Skirmish, Hay Station No. 3, near Brownsville
30 - Skirmish, near Pine Bluff
31 - Action near Fort Smith 

August 1864

01 - Skirmish, Lee's Creek
01 - Skirmish, Lamb's Plantation, near Helena
01-05 - Operations in eastern Arkansas
02 - Action, Osceola
02 - Skirmish, Helena
04 - Skirmish, Osceola
05 - Skirmish, West Point
05 - Skirmish, Lake Bluff
05 - Skirmish, Remount Camp
06 - Skirmish, Bull Creek
06-16 - Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River
07 - Skirmishes, Hickory Plains and Bull's Bayou
09 - Skirmish, Hatch's Ferry
09-15 - Operations in Central Arkansas with skirmishes
10 - Skirmish, Augusta
11 - Skirmish, Crawford County
11 - Skirmish, White Oak Creek
11-13 - Expedition from Helena to Kent's Landing
12 - Skirmish, Van Buren
13 - Skirmish near Searcy
14 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
15 - Skirmish, Carrollton
15-24 - Operations in NW Arkansas and SW Missouri
16 - Skirmish, Richland Creek
17 - Affair near Pine Bluff, Arkansas River
18 - Skirmish, Benton
18 - Skirmish near Pine Bluff
21 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
21-27 - Expedition into Washington and Benton Counties
22 - Skirmish, Yell County
22-25 - Expedition from Helena to Mount Vernon
23 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
24 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
24 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
24 - Skirmish, Jones' Hay Station
24 - Engagement, Long Prairie
24 - Engagement, Ashley's Station
24 - Skirmish, Gerald Mountain
24 - Skirmish, Mud Town
25 - Skirmish, Brownsville
26 - Skirmish, Bull Bayou
26 - Skirmish, Jacksonport
27 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
27 - Skirmish, Bull Creek
27 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
27-28 - Scout on Arkansas River near Pine Bluff and skirmishes
27 - Expeditions from Little Rock and Devall's Bluff to Searcy, Fairview and Augusta in pursuit of Shelby (through 6 Sep)
28 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
29 - Skirmish, Searcy
29 - Expedition from Helena up White River (through 3 Sep)
30 - Skirmish near Dardanelle 

September 1864

01 - Skirmish near Beatty's Mills
01 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
01 - Skirmish near Fort Smith
02 - Skirmish, Augusta
02 - Skirmish at Tannery near Little Rock
02 - Skirmish near Quitman
03 - Affair, Kendall's Grist Mill
04 - Skirmish, White River
04 - Skirmish, Brownsville
04 - Skirmish, Gregory's Landing
06 - Skirmish, Searcy
06 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
06 - Skirmish, Richland
06-07 - Scout from Little Rock to Benton
06-08 - Operations near Lewisburg (now Morrilton)
06 - Skirmish, Norristown
07-08 - Skirmishes, Point Remove
08 - Skirmish near Glass Village
09 - Affair near Clarendon
09-11 - Expedition from Pine Bluff to Monticello
09-12 - Scout from Lewisburg to Norristown and Russellville
09-14 - Scout from Helena to Alligator Bayou
10 - Skirmish near Monticello
11 - Skirmish, Brewer's Lane
11 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
11 - Skirmish, Pine Bluff
12-15 - Scout from Fayetteville to Huntsville
13 - Skirmish near Searcy
13 - Skirmish, Searcy
14 - Skirmish, Roger's Crossing, White River
18 - Skirmish, Prior Creek
22 - Governor Flanagin calls old legislature into session. Less than a quorum appears. Supreme Court rules that the legislature may convene with less than a quorum due to enemy preventing legislators from reaching the capitol. Governor admits that the State's war effort has failed. Calls for statewide elections.
22-28 - Scout from Helena to Alligator Bayou
25 - Expedition from Little Rock to Fort Smith (through 13 Oct)
26 - Skirmish, Vache Grass
28 - Affair, Clarksville
29 - Skirmish, White Oak Creek 

October 1864

?? - Statewide elections held on first Monday, primarily in refugee camps. New State legislators selected but never assembled.
01 - Skirmish, Hickory Station
01-04 - Scout from Helena to Alligator Bayou
04-11 - Reconnaissance from Little Rock toward Monticello and Mt. Elba
08 - Skirmish, Whittier's Mills
09 - Skirmish, Clarksville
11 - Affair near Clarendon, White River
12 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
14 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
16-17 - Expedition from Devall's Bluff toward Clarendon
19 - Skirmish, Crawford County
20 - Skirmish, Benton County
20 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
20 - Skirmish, Van Buren
21 - Skirmish, Devall's Bluff
22 - Skirmish, White River near St. Charles
23 - Skirmish, Princeton
23 - Skirmish, Hurricane Creek
24 - Skirmish, Trading Post
24-27 - Scout from Pine Bluff toward Mt. Elba
25 - Skirmish near Half Way House
25 - Skirmish, Bentonville
25 - Skirmish, Newbeon Bridge
25 - Operations about Fayetteville (through 4 Nov)
26 - Skirmish, Van Buren
26-28 - Expedition from Little Rock to Irving's Station
26 - Expedition from Brownsville to Cotton Plant (thorugh 2 Nov)
26 - Siege of Fayetteville (through 4 Nov)
28 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
30 - Skirmish, Brownsville 

November 1864

02 - Affair at Hogan's Farm, near Devall's Bluff
02-03 - Expedition from Little Rock to Benton
05-23 - Expedition from Lewisburg to Fort Smith
06 - Skirmish near Cincinatti
06 - Skirmish, Cane Hill
09-15 - Scout from Devall's Bluff to Searcy and Clinton
16-18 - Scout from Devall's Bluff to West Point
17-18 - Expedition from Little Rock to Saline River
20 - Skirmish, Buck Skull
22-24 - Scout from Devall's Bluff to Augusta
24 - Skirmish, St. Charles
26 - Expedition from Lewisburg to Strahan Landing (through 2 Dec)
27-30 - Scout from Little Rock to Benton
28 - Expedition from Brownsville to Fairview (through 8 Dec)
29 - Skirmish, Dardanelle 

December 1864

01 - Skirmish near Cypress Creek
01 - Expedition down Arkansas River to Pine Bluff
01-05 - Expedition from Helena to Friar's Point, MS
03 - Skirmish, Perry County
05-06 - Skirmishes, Lewisburg
06 - Skirmish, Des Arc
06 - Expedition from Brownsville to Des Arc
07-08 - Expedition from Devall's Bluff to Augusta
07-13 - Expedition from Brownsville to Arkansas Post
10 - Skirmish, Clarksville
13-15 - Expedition from Devall's Bluff up White River
16 - Skirmish near Dudley's Lake
19 - Skirmish, Rector's Farm
24 - Skirmish, Fort Smith
24-25 - Scout to Richland
27-28 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Simpson's Plantation 

January 1865

01-27 - Operations in Arkansas
01 - Skirmish, Bentonville
04-27 - Expedition from Brownsville to Augusta
06 - Skirmish, Huntsville
07 - Skirmish, Johnson County
07-09 - Expedition from Pine Bluff
08 - Skirmish, Ivey's Ford
09 - Skirmish near Pine Bluff
11-13 - Expedition from Helena to Harbert's Plantation, MS
12 - Affair at Sugar Loaf Prairie
14 - Skirmish, Dardanelle
17 - Skirmish, Ivey's Ford
15 - Skirmish, Madison County
15-18 - Expedition from Pine Bluff
18 - Skirmish, Clarksville
20-21 - Skirmishes, Marion
22 - Affair, Benton Road near Little Rock
22 - Expedition from Little Rock to Mt. Elba, and skirmish at Saline River (through 9 Feb)
24 - Skirmish, Bogg's Mill
24 - Skirmish, Fayetteville
24 - Expedition to Eleven Points River (through 22 Feb)
26-31 - Scout from Pine Bluff toward Camden and Monticello and skirmishes
27 - Expedition from Fort Pinney to Kimball's Plantation
28 - Operations on upper Arkansas River (through 9 Feb)
08-09 - Expedition on Arkansas River
08-13 - Scout from Helena to Madison
09-19 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Devall's Bluff and skirmish
11 - Skirmish, Clear Creek
12 - Skirmish near Lewisburg
12 - Skirmish near Madison
16-18 - Operations about Bennett's Bayou and Tolbert's Mill
16-20 - Scout in Marion County
17-18 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Arkansas River
17 - Skirmish, Washington County
17 - Skirmish near Bayou Meto (Reed's Bridge)
19-22 - Expedition from Helena to Friar's Point, MS
21-22 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Douglass Plantation
22 - Skirmish, Douglass Plantation
22-24 - Scout to Bayou Meto  (Reed's Bridge)
23 - Skirmish near Voches
24 - Skirmish, Bayou Meto (Reed's Bridge)
24 - Scout from Helena to Clark's Store
26-28 - Expedition from Pine Bluff to McMilley's Farm
27 - Skirmish, McMilley's Farm 

March 1865

04 - Affair near Pine Bluff
10 - Day of fasting declared by Jefferson Davis.
10-13 - Scout from Little Rock to Clear Lake
11 - Skirmish, Clear Lake
11 - Skirmish, Washington
12-23 - Scout from Lewisburg into Yell and Searcy Counties
17-20 - Expedition from Pine Bluff to Bass Plantation
20 - Skirmish, Talbot's Ferry
21-23 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Monticello 

April 1865

01-04 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Bayou Bartholomew
02 - Skirmish near Van Buren
02 - Skirmish, Hickory Station
11 - Skirmish, St. Charles
23 - Skirmish on Snake River
25 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Rodger's Plantation
26-29 - Scout from Little Rock to Sabine River 

May 1865

04-06 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Noble's Farm
06-11 - Scout from Little Rock to Bayou Meto (Reed's Bridge) and Little Bayou
15-17 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Johnson's Farm
16 - Skirmish on Monticello Road
23-27 - Scout from Pine Bluff to Monticello
24 - Skirmish, Monticello

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