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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Browning Kendrick

(1837 - 1913)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was licensed to preach in March 1861 but the War began and he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company G, 37th Virginia Infantry in New Garden, VA on 13 July 1861. He was appointed 4th Sergeant on 1 May 1862 and commissioned Brevet 2nd Lieutenant on 12 June and (permanent) 3rd Lieutenant on 15 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was disabled by his wound, and was recorded as paid (in October 1863) for the period ending 7 March 1863. This suggests he was retired and discharged on that date.

After the War

An original (1861) member and longtime pastor (occasionally to at least 1902) of the Independence Baptist Church, he was a preacher in several churches of the New Lebanon (Baptist) Association - and early on, also a distiller - in Russel County, VA.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records and other documents posted online by Gregory Lepore. His Sharpsburg wound from a casualty list, as Lt. Kindrick, in the Abingdon Virginian of 3 October 1862 online from the Library of Congress. Personal details from his bio sketch in George Braxton Taylor's Virginia Baptist Ministers 1902-1914 (5th Series, 1915). His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has him as Reverend Kendrick.

He was the youngest of 21 children. He married Charity Hart (1839-1923) in 1859 and they had 11 of their own.


05/30/1837; Honaker, VA


04/22/1913; New Garden, VA; burial in Hart Cemetery, Russell County, VA


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21801]