Dear Ms. Cook,
I do not understand what exactly your question is?
The 10th Tennessee Cavalry was for a time commanded by Colonel William E. DeMoss.
Have you obtained his Compiled Service Record? When does it say he was last accounted for on the rolls?
The Consolidated 10th and 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiments were paroled at Gainesville, Alabama. Normally, when this is done a roll is taken of those present at the time of the parole and a parole issued. This was done for Lee's surrender at Appomattox and for Johnston's surrender in and around Greensboro, North Carolina. On 3 May 1865 the Consolidated regiments reported 30 officers, 280 men present for duty, aggregate present 355, aggregate present and absent 592. If you have access to the microfilm rolls of the Compiled Service Records of the soldiers in the regiment you can go through them to see if some of the soldiers have the "card" that refers to the roll that was taken at the time of the surrender and parole.
The Tennessee Indigent Pension Board was pretty strict about granting pensions. It generally depended on who was sitting on the board at the time. Many times they would not grant a pension if a soldier had been absent without leave a single time and soldiers being absent in the armies was not uncommon, especially late in the war.
I hope this helped.
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment