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Confederate (CSV)


Erby R. Corbin

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 16 year old farm hand on his parent's place at Grassy Knob (now Mount Oglethorpe) in Pickens County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 5 November 1861 at Camp McDonald in Kennesaw, GA.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His father William applied for his final pay in July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, also as Yerby Corbin, and the US Census of 1860, as Zerby Corban.


c. 1844 in SC


9/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, p. 1034  [AotW citation 30032]

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 30033]