Don't know if this will help. I have a couple of notes that I had stuck back some time ago concerning Alf Johnson. November 5 and December 31,1862 Arkansas True Democrat. I noted Alf Johnson near Saint Charles, Arkansas on both days. I have not read the newspaper articles themselves and I am not sure where I got the information for the notes. Would be interesting to read these articles, especially considering that less than two weeks after the second article was published the Battle of Fort Hindmand took place.