According to his pension statement, Joshua Wilson served 6 terms during the American Revolution. 1st was under Capt. James Denton of the NC militia; at Wilmington & Brunswick and served about 3 months. 2nd was under Capt. John McCann Col. Armstrong and General Butler, serving 3 months in SC & NC. 3rd was in the Continental Army under Capt. Robert Temple, transferred to Capt. Rhodes company, Col. Pink Eaton, Gen. Lincoln, fought at Briar Creek. 4th was under Capt. Allen Colonel Dickerson and Gen. Sumner, driving in the stock to support the Army in NC & SC, employed in that service 3 months, discharged at Ramsey's Mill. 5th under Col. Joseph Hawkins in the horse company Gen. Eaton, mostly rendered in NC, serving between 2 & 3 months. 6th under Capt. Exum Clinton we were marching to join General Gates and joined up with Gen. Greene for Battle of Guilford Courthouse, in this term of service I served 3 months.