• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Units Stationed at Fort Smith 1817-1871

soldiers from 13th Kansas line up in downtown Fort Smith in front of commercial buildings
Tintype Photograph
13th Regiment, Kansas Infantry
Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith
Fall 1864
Courtesy of Jules Martino
 

Company A, Rifle Regiment - November 1817 to February 1822

Companies B, C, G, H, and K, 7th Infantry - February 1822 to April 1824

Company C, 7th Infantry - March 22, 1833 to June 16, 1834

Company F, 7th Infantry - July 27, 1838 to January 9, 1839

Companies B and H, 3rd Infantry - October 24, 1838 to Sept. 25, 1840

Company D, 3rd Infantry - December 28, 1839 to July, 1840

Companies F and K, 3rd Infantry, December 28, 1839 to Sept. 25, 1840

Company E, 4th Infantry - September 25, 1840 to September 19, 1842

Companies D and F, 6th Infantry - September 17, 1842 to July 13, 1846

Company D, 1st Dragoons - August 10, 1846 to May 10, 1847

Detachments - May 10, 1847 to October 31, 1848

Company B, 5th Infantry - October 31, 1848 to May 6, 1850

Company E, 5th Infantry - October 31, 1848 to July 2, 1850

Company E, 5th Infantry - March 14, 1851 to June 7, 1851

Company F, 7th Infantry - May 14, 1851 to May 8, 1854

Company M, 2nd Artillery - July 9, 1853 to August 16, 1853

Detachment 7th Infantry - May 8, 1854 to December 8, 1855

Companies B and F, 7th Infantry - December 8, 1855 to August 1, 1857

Companies D and H, 7th Infantry - August 11, 1857 to February 8, 1858

Detachment 7th Infantry - February 8, 1858 to March 1, 1858

Companies A and B, 1st Cavalry - December 18, 1858 to June 10, 1859

Detachment 1st Cavalry - June 10, 1859 to September 1859

Company E, 2nd Artillery - September 30, 1860 to October 3, 1860

Company F, 2nd Artillery - September 30, 1860 to October 15, 1860

Companies D and E, 1st Cavalry - September 19, 1860 to April 23, 1861

Volunteer Troops, various States - September 1, 1863 to May 9, 1866

Company F, 3rd Battalion, 19th U.S. Infantry - May 9, 1866 to Oct., 1866

Company G, 2nd Battalion, 19th U.S. Infantry - June, 1866 to Nov., 1866

Company B, 19th U.S. Infantry - November 13, 1866 to May, 1867

Company F, 19th U.S. Infantry - January 14, 1867 to April 1869

Company H, 19th U.S. Infantry - October 9, 1867 to April 1869

Company A, 19th U.S. Infantry - October 15, 1867 to April 1869

Company E, 19th U.S. Infantry - December 4, 1867 to April 1869

Company G, 19th U.S. Infantry - December 4, 1867 to April 1869

Company K, 19th U.S. Infantry - December 24, 1867 to April 1869

Company I, 6th U.S. Infantry - April 26, 1869 to January, 1870

Company K, 6th U.S. Infantry - April 26, 1869 to January, 1870

Company D, 6th U.S. Infantry - June 9, 1869 to July 18, 1871

Detachment Company D, 6th U.S. Infantry -July 18, 1871 to Sept. 1871

Did You Know?

Portrait of Anna Dawes

A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.