Josephus Pickering has an estimated birth date of 1838 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. He was the son of William Pickering and Emma R Peed. During the year 1861, Josephus enlisted in Company I, 4th Regiment North Carolina State Troops, to serve in the armies of the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Company I was known as the Pamlico Rifles. He died 20 June 1862 in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia.
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