(c. 1844 - 1865)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
A 17 year old farm boy on his father's place at Moffatts Store in the Chester District, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 14 January 1862 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC.
On the Campaign
He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was present with his Company until he was captured in action at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. He was held briefly at Point Lookout, MD, then sent on to Elmira, NY on 8 August and he died there of disease on 4 July 1865.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as David A. Corder, both online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
At least one genealogist says he married his cousin Agnes Corder (1842-1918), but another has her as his sister, that it was another cousin named David R. Corder who married her. The latter seems more likely, as she had a daughter Alice with her David in 1874.
c. 1844; Chester District, SC
04/11/1865; Elmira, NY; burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY