Organized with two companies recruited from the survivors of the 11th Arkansas Infantry Regiment and soldiers from other units that had become scattered after the surrender of Port Hudson and the parole of its garrison late in July, 1863. Commanded by Major James T. Poe, former major of the 11th Arkansas. Assigned to Crawford's Brigade in Fagan's Cavalry Division in April, 1864. One company was transfered to Crawford's 1st Arkansas Cavalry Regiment as Company "M", the other company accompanied the remainder of the Confederate cavalry into the Red River area, where it remained until the end of the War. The company remained in Arkansas during Price's Missouri Raid, and probably operated as an independent scouting and patrol company.