Alfred built the Baptist Church in Sorento, Bond County, Illinois and was its first pastor.
10/20/61 Enlisted in Co. B, 17th Ark. Inf. (Confederate)
at Fort Smith, Ark. (Pvt)
[04/25/62 Reported deserted at Little Rock, Ark.,
West of Mississippi River]
06/12/62 Transferred from Capt. Adams' Co., 17th Ark. Inf.
and promoted 3rd Lt, Co. A, King's Regiment
08/12/62 Promoted 2d Lient, Co. A, King's Regiment,
1st Reg't, Ark. Inf.
10/11/62 Appointed 2nd Lieut, Co. A., King's Regiment,
2d Brigade, 35th Ark. Inf.
09/10/63 Reported deserted to the enemy at Little Rock, Ark. [believed captured by Co. D, 3d Ill. Cav.]
10/11/63 Enlisted in Co. D, 3rd Ill. Cav. (Union)
at Little Rock, Ark. (Pvt)
10/10/65 Mustered Out of Co. E. 3rd Ill. Cav.
at Fort Snelling, Minn. (Pvt