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Confederate (CSV)


James B. Kindred

(c. 1846 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 4th Texas Infantry on 12 March 1862 at Hallettsville, TX. He was slightly wounded in the shoulder and side at Cold Harbor (Gaines' Mill), VA on 27 June 1862 - his brother John Stephen Kindred (b. 1834) was killed there. James was treated in a private home in Richmond, VA and was back with his Company by August.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home to Texas on 12 October 1862 and was listed as disabled, but absent without leave when he hadn't returned by January 1864 and his furlough had expired. He was captured and paroled at Columbus, TX on 7 July 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850 and 1860. James was the youngest of 4 Kindred brothers who served in Company F - probably only 16 years old when he enlisted (some military records have him at at least 24).


c. 1846; Russell County, AL


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157-158  [AotW citation 1802]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26666]