Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Born 09 February 1842
Died 25 October 1903
Buried Park Cemetery, Hancock County Indiana
Private Kinder was wounded in the ankle and groin at the Battle of Brawner Farm on August 28th, 1862. At the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 he was captured but soon returned to the regiment. By the fall of 1864 the ranks of the 19th Indiana were so depleted from combat casualties and sickness the remaining members were folded into the 20th Indiana Infantry. Jefferson was put in Company C of that regiment where he served until his muster out on July 12th, 1865 holding the rank of sergeant.
He started to receive a pension in 1870.