Joshua Blackford
Fictional Character
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Center Cannot Hold
In at the Death
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States
Religion: Judaism
Date of Birth: 1925
Occupation: Soldier
Parents: Hosea Blackford,
Flora Hamburger
Relatives: Hamburger family
Military Branch: United States Army (Second Great War)

Joshua Blackford (b. 1925) was the son of President of the United States Hosea Blackford and Congresswoman Flora Blackford. He lived most of his life in Philadelphia.

In 1943, during the Second Great War, he was conscripted into the US Army shortly after his 18th birthday. His mother immediately offered to find a way to disqualify him from conscription despite her support of the war; she had refused to do the same thing for her brother, David Hamburger, during the Great War, which she did not support. Blackford refused his mother's offer and joined the Army. In the fall of 1943, he was still in training when General Irving Morrell's forces entered Georgia. Despite the success of Morrell's offensive, Blackford was sent into combat. He was injured in 1944, losing the middle finger of his left hand. He was taken to a military hospital in Thayer, Missouri.