Private Joseph Woodruff was born in 1811 at Wilkes County, Georgia.
He mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He was present on all rolls until August 10th, 1862 when he was reported as sick in the hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee.
He is next recorded as being discharged under Surgeon’s Certificate on October 22nd, 1862 at Knoxville, Tennessee.
He was described as being 5'10", with ruddy skin, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.