I gathered a tiny bit of info from the net on an Alvin Cobb and this is what I got:
"COBB, Capt. Alvin, a one armed man, led a company of bushwhackers which he
kept to south of Martinsburg and north part of Callaway. He operated freely in Montgomery, Audrain and Callaway counties. Was in many small fights and skirmishes with Col. Joe Porter. In August 1861, Cobb killed Benjamin T. Sharp of Wellsville and Lieutenant Jaeger of St. Louis, who was in command of a company of Union soldiers around Wellsville.
In retaliation, the Federal soldiers destroyed Cobb’s dwelling. He and his force of about a dozen men continued to stay in the brush, bushwhacked, plundered and robbed and fought with the Confederates at Moore’s Mill in Callaway. He finally got to Price’s army and had a personal interview with Gen. Price. Told he must cease his guerilla warfare, he refused and was in Indian Territory in Oklahoma in 1864, later went west to Oregon or California. Hist. Of NE Mo. by Williams. Pgs 608-620"
You think that sounds like the man? I've always wanted to turn up a Confederate ancestor, and it makes me laugh that when I finally have he's a "2nd tier guerilla." Any further info you can turn up on Ike and Alvin would be most appreciated. Thanks a lot.