My G'Grandfather, James Joshua Hanes, was in Co. I, 15th/32nd Tex. Cav. He enlisted Feb 22, 1862 and surrendered May 4, 1865 (I believe in Merridian, MS). From my research, Ector's BR was withdrawn from Spanish Fort and sent to Fort Blakeley on orders from MG Maury just prior to the fall of Spanish Fort (~Apr . Approximately 200 confederate soldiers subsequently escaped Blakeley prior to its capture. I believe Josh was in this number, since he was not killed or captured.
Could Mr. Holtsford please send me the name and author of the book he referenced in his 2011 email?