Field & Staff
Organized with four Arkansas companies and two companies from Louisiana, enlisting for the duration of the war in June, 1861. Assigned to the cavalry of Hardee's Division in the Army of Central Kentucky in October, 1861. Participated in skirmishes at Brownsville, KY and Rowlett's Station, KY on November 20 and December 17, 1861 respectively. Strength reduced to three companies in April, 1862. Moved to Corinth, Mississippi in March, 1862 and the battalion was consolidated with the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry Battalion to form the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment at Corinth, Mississippi on May 15, 1862.
Officers: Major Charles W. Phifer; Major Archibald J. McNeill; Major David G. White