July 1861–July 9, 1863July 9, 1863–May 28, 1865
American Civil WarBattle of ShilohBattle of Baton RougeBattle of Port Hudson, LouisianaSkirmishes, Clear Creek and Tomahawk, ArkansasSkirmish, Rolling Prairie, ArkansasSkirmish, Sylamore Creek, ArkansasSkirmishes near Burrowsville, ArkansasSkirmish, Crooked Creek, ArkansasSkirmish, Bayou Des Arc, ArkansasSkirmish, Gum Swamp, ArkansasSkirmish, Austin, ArkansasOperations against Expedition from Little Rock to the Little Red River, ArkansasPrice's Missouri ExpeditionSkirmish near Quitman, Arkansas (detachment)Skirmish, Ironton, Mo.Skirmishes, Arcadia and Ironton, Mo.Battle of Marmiton (Charlot), Mo.Battle of Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, KansasSkirmish near Lewisburg, Arkansas
Witt's 10th Arkansas Cavalry (1863–1865) was a Confederate Army Cavalry regiment during the American Civil War from the state of Arkansas. The unit was originally known as the 10th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, but was converted to cavalry after being exchanged following the fall of Port Hudson, La.
The unit was mustered into Confederate Service in July 1861 at Springfield in Conway County. Its members were drawn from the counties of Cleburne, Van Buren, Conway, and Perry. The unit comprised the following volunteer companies:
The unit was originally commanded by Colonel T. D. Merrick, who had formerly held the rank of Major General of the Arkansas Militia and who carried Governor Rector's demand for the surrender of the Little Rock Arsenal to its commander in February, 1861.
The regiment moved to Union City, Tennessee, where 150 men died from the effects of measles. Later it was involved in the conflicts at Shiloh and Baton Rouge, and in October, 1862, contained 249 effectives. Attached to Buford's and Beall's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, the 10th was part of the garrison that surrendered at Port Hudson on July 9, 1863. After being exchanged, the men returned to Arkansas and were reorganized as the 10th or Witt's Cavalry Regiment.
The 10th Arkansas Infantry fought in the following engagements:
After being reorganized as Witt's Cavalry Regiment, the unit was involved in the following engagements:
The 10th Arkansas surrendered with the garrison of Port Houston, Louisiana on July 9, 1863. After being exchanged, the men returned to Arkansas and were reorganized as the 10th or Witt's Cavalry Regiment. The unit then skirmished in Arkansas and on May 28, 1865, requested from the Federals terms under which it could surrender.