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Confederate (CSV)


Joshua P. Kindred

(1830 - 1902)

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 7 March 1862 at Hallettsville, TX. He was slightly wounded in the hand at Cold Harbor (Gaines' Mill), VA on 27 June 1862 - his brother John Stephen Kindred (b. 1834) was killed there. Joshua and brother James, also wounded, were treated in a private home in Richmond, VA and were back with their Company by August. He was detailed as "Forage Master" to the Division on 30 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was not with his Company in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September, but was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862; then captured when he was left behind to tend other wounded soldiers.

The rest of the War

He was paroled near Sharpsburg on 30 September 1862, was briefly in US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 10 and 11 October, then was sent to Ft McHenry in Baltimore. He was transferred on to Fortress Monroe, VA on 13 October for exchange. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital from 19 October to 15 November 1862, then continued on detail as Forage Master for the Division. He was appointed Division Quartermaster Sergeant on 1 April 1863, and served as such to at least August 1864 with no later military record.

After the War

In 1900 he was a real estate agent living in a boarding house in Houston, TX with his 40 year old daughter Eloise, a county court clerk.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. The Patient List3 has him as J.P. Kendrick. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850 and 1900. Joshua was the oldest of 4 Kindred brothers (and a cousin) who served in Company F. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Eloise M. Smithson in June 1856 in DeWitt County, TX and they had a daughter, Nina Eloise (c. 1860-); at least one genealogist has her father as Joshua's brother Joseph Colston Kindred (1841-1916).


02/12/1830; Anson County, NC


01/07/1902; Houston, TX; burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157-158  [AotW citation 1803]

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 26667]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #854  [AotW citation 26668]