Joshua was born about 1828 in Montgomery, New York.
1863, 1870: Laborer
1870: Cortlandtown, New York with his family
1863: Peekskill, New York (military enlistment)
Private in the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry regiment, Company E. Enlisted on 3 December 1863 from Peekskill, New York. He was about 35 years old, married and working as a laborer when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865.
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20 February 1864
Co. with 'A' Co. detailed to remain on picket duty at 'Barbers' and thus was not with the Regt. at Battle of Olustee.