Fort Smith, AR Commanders

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Commanding Officers of Fort Smith: 1817-1871

  • Major William Bradford, Rifle regiment - Nov. 1817 to Feb. 1822
  • Colonel Matthew Arbuckle, 7th U.S. Infantry - Feb. 1822 to March 1822
  • Maj. A.R. Wooley, 7th U.S. Infantry - March 1822 to June 1822
  • Col. Matthew Arbuckle, 7th U.S. Infantry - June 1822 to January 1823
  • Capt. William Davenport, 7th U.S. Infantry - January 1823 to May 1823
  • Col. Matthew Arbuckle, 7th U.S. Infantry - May 1823 to April 1824
  • (Troops withdrawn from Fort Smith in April 1824; re-occupied March 22, 1833)
  • Capt. John Stuart, 7th U.S. Infantry - March 1833 to June 1834
  • (Troops withdrawn June 16, 1834; re-occupied July 27, 1838)
  • Captain Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, 7th U.S. Infantry - July 1838 to October 1838
  • Capt. W.G. Belknap, 3rd Infantry - October 1838 to September 1840
  • Capt. W.W. Lear, 4th Infantry - September 1840 to September 1842
  • Capt. William Hoffman, 6th Infantry - September 1842 to May 1843
  • Capt. J.D. Searight, 6th Infantry - May 1843 to November 1843
  • Capt. William Hoffman, 6th Infantry - November 1843 to August 1845
  • Captain Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, 6th Infantry - August 1845 to December 1845
  • Capt. William Hoffman, 6th Infantry - December 1845 to January 1846
  • Captain Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, 6th Infantry - January 1846 to July 1846
  • Capt. E.B Alexander, A.Q.M. - July 1846 to October 1846
  • Lt. J.W.B. Gardiner, 1st Dragoons - October 1846 to May 1847
  • Lt. F.F. Flint, 6th Infantry - May 1847 to November 1848
  • Capt. C.C. Sibley, 5th Infantry - November 1848 to July 1850
  • (Troops withdrawn July 2, 1850; re-occupied March 1, 1851)
  • Capt. C.C. Sibley, 5th Infantry - March 1851 to June 1851
  • Capt. R.C. Gatlin, 7th U.S. Infantry - June 1851 to May 1852
  • Col. Henry Wilson, 7th U.S. Infantry - May 1852 to October 1852
  • Maj. George Andrews, 7th U.S. Infantry - October 1852 to May 1853
  • Col. Henry Wilson, 7th U.S. Infantry - May 1853 to July 1853
  • Capt. H.I. Hunt, 2nd Artillery - July 1853 to August 1853
  • Capt. T.H. Holmes, 7th U.S. Infantry - August 1853 to October 1853
  • Lt. Franklin Gardner, 7th U.S. Infantry - October 1853 to November 1853
  • Col. Henry Wilson, 7th U.S. Infantry - November 1853 to May 1855
  • Lt. J.H. Potter, 7th U.S. Infantry - May 5, 1855 to May 22, 1855
  • Capt. S.G. French, A.Q.M. - May 1855 to December 1855
  • Capt. R.C. Gatlin, 7th U.S. Infantry - December 1855 to January 1856
  • Maj. Isaac Linde, 7th U.S. Infantry- January 1856 to March 1856
  • Capt. R.C. Gatlin, 7th U.S. Infantry - March 1856 to December 1856
  • Maj. Isaac Linde, 7th U.S. Infantry- December 1856 to June 1857
  • Capt. R.C. Gatlin, 7th U.S. Infantry- June 1857 to August 1857
  • Capt. LaFayette McLaws, 7th U.S. Infantry - August 1857 to Septemer 1857
  • Capt. S.G. Simmons, 7th U.S. Infantry - September 1857 to February 1858
  • Lt. E.J. Brooks, 7th U.S. Infantry - February 1858 to March 1858
  • Capt. D.D. Sackett, 1st Cavalry - March 1858 to June 1859
  • Capt. W.W. Burns, Comm'y Sut. - June 1859 to July 1859
  • Capt. E.W. Crittenden, 1st Cavalry - July 1859 to September 1859
  • Capt. S.D. Sturges, 1st Cavalry - September 1859 to April 1861
  • (U.S. Troops withdrawn April 23, 1861; re-occupied September 1, 1863)
  • Capt. W.W. Cloud, 1st Kansas Cavalry - Sept. 1863 to December 1863
  • Col. John Edwards, 18th Iowa Infantry - Dec. 1863 to March 21, 1864
  • Lt. Col. A.W. Bishop, 1st Ark. Cavalry - March 1864 to May 1864
  • Col. W.R. Judson, 6th Kansas Cavalry - May 1864 to June 1865
  • Lt. Col. J.B. Wheeler, 12th Kansas Infantry - Jan. 1865 to Feb. 1865
  • Brig. Gen. Cyrus Bussey, U.S. Volunteers - Feb. 1865 to Sept. 1865
  • Col. M.M. Trumbull, 9th Iowa Cavalry - Sept. 1865 to Feb. 1866
  • Col. Paul Harwood, 57th U.S.C.T. - February 1866 to May 1866
  • Capt. R.W. Barnard, 19th U.S. Infantry - May 1866 to September 1866
  • Capt. S.S. Culberson, 19th U.S. Infantry - Sept. 1866 to Nov. 1866
  • Capt. William John Lyster, 19th U.S. Infantry - Nov. 1866 to Jan. 1867
  • Capt. J.B. Mulligan, 19th U.S. Infantry - January 1867 to February 1867
  • Colonel DeLancey Floyd-Jones, 19th U.S. Infantry - February 1867 to October 1867
  • Lt. Colonel Pinkney Lugenbeel, 19th U.S. Infantry - October 1867 to April 1969
  • Capt. John J. Upham, 6th U.S. Infantry - April 1869 to June 1869
  • Capt. Montgomery Bryant, 6th U.S. Infantry - June 1869 to Nov. 1870
  • 1st Lt. F.W. Thibaut, 6th U.S. Infantry - Nov. 1870 to Jan. 1870
  • Capt. Montgomery Bryant, 6th U.S. Infantry - January 1871 to July 1871
  • 1st Lt. F.W. Thibaut, 6th U.S. Infantry - July 1871 to September 1871
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