I went hunting on the web and found a Joseph ELDRED who was trying to get a pension for disability in the Civil War.He lived in Bangor, Franklin Co., NY.I went to that site and after "crawling" through many cemeteries found him along with his 2 wives and his father, Joseph Sr.Not my family.Info follows:
ELDRED, Joseph, Private Co. H, 106th Regt. NY Vols. discharged May 20, 1865.wounded July 9, 1864 at Monacacy, MD.(apparently he lost use of his left hand due to a musket ball going through his shoulder)He was awarded $1.50.He was examined at Malone, NY by Dr. Theodore Gay.He lived in or near Bangor, NY and is buried in North Bangor cemetery.Joseph ELDRED Jr. 1839-1923, wife (1) Elizabeth M.1837-1876, (2) Eva C. 1853-1952. If this does not help you, maybe someone else can use it.I will go down to Cayuga Co. historian's office as soon as I can to find out more about Joseph B. ELDRED.I believe my Peter ELDRED is the one who was killed at the battle of Cedar Creek Oct. 19, 1864.Good luck, Sally L.