Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1839, Bath, Maine.
Accredited to: Maine. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Oneida in the engagement at Mobile Bay,
5 August, 1864. Volunteering for the Mobile Bay action from Bienville,
Kendrick displayed courageous devotion to duty, and his excellent conduct
throughout the battle which resulted in the capture of the rebel ram Tennessee
and in the damaging of Fort Morgan, attracted the attention of the commanding
officer and those serving around him.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)