Parole date must be wrong.
Mon May 7 09:09:27 2001
The parole date/location of 1864 in Tuscaloosa must be wrong. The only paroles issued in Tuscaloosa were in April 1865. Assuming tha the date is wrong, but the location is correct, then he could have passed his 45th birthday. That, then, starts to make sense.
There is one more possibility, though...that he was a Union soldier issued a parole in 1864 in Tuscaloosa. He may have then taken a Confederate Loyalty Oath, and was assigned to the 3rd Reserves. I think that this is an outside possibility, but there were quite a few men from Tuscaloosa in the 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Volunteers (Union Army)“The Fighting First”. You may want to check the muster roll of that unit. It is located online, and can be assessed from http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/USal-in.html#AL-Cav.