Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

1st Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.)


City: Beaver (Elk Ranch)

County: Carroll

Location: Highway 187 at Mockingbird Lane

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Citizens of Carroll County, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 432525
UTM-Y: 4035426
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.461718
Longitude: -93.753056

Marker Text

1st Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.)

The 1st Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.), comprised mainly of Unionist refugees, mustered into service in July 1862. The regiment fought at Prairie Grove in 1862 and Fayetteville in 1863, but its main duty was fighting the bushwhackers and irregular Confederate cavalry that roamed the Ozarks, including Carroll County. One action took place at the Skelton Farm near here, where Company F fought a guerrilla band, killing two and wounding four. The 1st Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) served until August 1865, losing 110 men in combat and 235 to disease from its 1,765 soldiers.

No. 94

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Citizens of Carroll County

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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