Commanding Officers 1817-1824
Major William Bradford, Rifle regiment - Nov. 1817 to Feb. 1822
Col. Mathew Arbuckle, 7th Infantry - Feb. 1822 to March 1822
Major A.R. Wooley, 7th Infantry - March 1822 to June 1822
Col. Mathew Arbuckle, 7th Infantry - June 1822 to January 1823
Captain William Davenport, 7th Infantry - January 1823 to May 1823
Col. Mathew Arbuckle, 7th Infantry - May 1823 to April 1824
Did You Know?
The U.S. Army selected a spot overlooking the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers for the site of a fort. Soldiers from the Rifle Regiment arrived in 1817 and named the site Fort Smith after their commanding officer, Thomas A. Smith.