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Joshua Clinton Monday (March 22, 1845 - November 11, 1916) served as a private in Company M, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Clinton Monday, ca. 1875.

Personal life

Joshua Monday was born March 22, 1845 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Joshua Emmett and Sarah (Little) Monday. He married first Margaret Elizabeth Porterfield (1846-1904) with whom he had at least eight children.[1] He married second Lula King (1871-1919) with whom he had at least two children.[2]

Civil War service

Monday enlisted as a private in Company M on November 2, 1864 in Knoxville for a period of three years and mustered in November 1, 1865 at Knoxville.[3]

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 7" tall, dark complexion, blue eyes, red hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Monday is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived.

Monday mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, owed $0.01 to the government for clothing, and was owed a $100 bounty.

Post-war life

Monday applied for an invalid's pension on July 28, 1890. He died November 11, 1916 in Park City, Tennessee as a result of an accidental fall while employed as a contractor for railroad construction work and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville. His wife applied for a widow's pension on November 24, 1916. D. C. Webb applied for a guardian's pension on November 12, 1919.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, 14th Civil District, Knox County, Tennessee.
  2. 1910 U.S. Census, Second District, Knox County, Tennessee.
  3. He used his middle name "Clinton" throughout his service.

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