Hi Hugh -
looks like yer Simmons kin are from a different branch than mine; how does one get from Florida to NE Arkansas during the 1850s, anyways...??????
Unfortunately, the CSR for Alfred L. Simmons didn't have much info beyond what I described in the earlier postings and URL given for him above. Maybe someday I will stumble across some docs, etc.
Wonder if the Stout Papers (CSA Surgeon General for the western armies) in Austin, TX might have something in them....??????