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 Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, (Muscogee) Creek and Seminole Indian tribes were forcibly moved to Indian Territory on what became known as the Trail of Tears. The Arkansas River served as a water route to Fort Smith where they received supplies before crossing the river into Indian Territory.