[LITTLE ROCK] ARKANSAS TRUE DEMOCRAT, September 10, 1862, p. 2, c. 3
Camp Near Brownsville, Ark., Aug. 4, '62.
Editor True Democrat—
Dear Sir: This morning Capt. Alf. Johnson's Texas Spy Company re-organized, and was mustered into the service for the war. Officers elect:
Capt. Alf. Johnson, by acclamation, no opposition.
1st Lieut., Thos. James, by acclamation, William Worden declining.
2d Lieut., J. M. Riddle; Junior 2d, R. B. Carr.
We regret to learn that reports slanderous to the character of Capt. Johnson as a commander and the company, are in circulation much to our prejudice. We now wish to hurl the foul slander into the teeth of the originator, and proclaim to our friends and the public that we are not discontented, and desire only Capt. Johnson to lead us against the enemy of our country.
Thos. James, 1st Lieut.,
J. M. Riddle, 2d Lieut.,
R. B. Carr, 2d jr. Lieut.,
T. A. Lowry, Ord'ly Serg't,
N. D. Dowell, 2d Serg't,
S. Husbands, 3d Serg't,
B. J. Hare, 4th Serg't,
Wm. Wharton, 5th Serg't.
I do hereby certify the above to be the true sentiments of the entire company, and make this certificate at their request at roll call, to save space in your valuable paper.
Capt. and Act. Ass't Quartermaster.