BRYAN ~ With this being the date Little Rock fell, I believe your assumption is more on the mark than mine. Before finding out that Rufus Ford received his wound a little closer to home than I thought, I figured someone (like a brother or one of the many uncles and cousins he had in the AR. Confederacy), probably helped in seeing he made it back home. With him being wounded at Devil's Backbone battle, he had only about 75 miles to ride to get from Greenwood AR. back to Elm Springs, AR on the Benton/Washington County border.
If he managed to have a horse under him I think he could have made it within 3 days, and without the help of anyone, such as Enoch, his brother. So yeap, you're probably more on the mark on Enoch than I was.
Thank you so much for your kindness in giving me a likley scenario of what was going on with these Reb soldiers of mine! I appreciate you!
Later I want to put out a query on my James G. Ford becauxe there are some inconsistencies in his compiled service records; at least what is attached as being all for the same James Ford.