Arkansas Carlton's Battalion Cavalry (Confederate)

    23 Oct 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Westport at Westport, Missouri.

    The Battle of Westport
    The Battle of Westport

    The Battle of Westport, fought October 21-23, was the largest battle west of the Mississippi River and the decisive battle of Confederate Gen. Stirling Price's 1864 Missouri campaign. Directions guide the visitor to the first of twenty-five narrative markers on a 32-mile, self-guided automobile tour and a self-guided walking tour of Byram's Ford and the Big Blue Battlefield. Each marker provides directions to the next stop on the tour. A written brochure is available from the Battle of Westport Visitor Cen… Read More

    25 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Thompson.

    Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Thompson

    25 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel William A. Crawford, and Colonel William F. Slemons.

    25 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Major General James Fleming Fagan.

    Major General James Fleming Fagan

    25 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel William F. Slemons.

    25 Oct 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Mine Creek at Linn County, Kansas.

    The Battle of Mine Creek
    The Battle of Mine Creek

    About six miles south of Trading Post, Kansas, where the Marais de Cygnes cavalry engagement had occurred earlier in the day, the Union brigades of Col. Frederick Benteen and Col. John Phillips, of Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton's Provisional Cavalry Division, overtook a retreating Confederate cavalry column from Maj. Gen Sterling Price's Army of Missouri crossing Mine Creek. The rebels, stalled by their 500-wagon supply train crossing the rain-swollen ford, formed a line of about 7,000 men on the north side… Read More