States: Missouri: Gentry
Two sons of DAVID J. CODER of Gentry County, MO, died in the Civil War.
HARRISON CODER and his brother ROBERT CODER joined the Union Army, Missouri 25th Infantry Vols. Co. E. Military records list Harrison as a corporal, age 19, 5’ 6”, with light hair and complexion and blue eyes. He is recorded as being single and his occupation was farmer, with a residence in Atchison County, MO. He enlisted on 13 December 1861 at Oregon, MO, under Captain Evans and was mustered into service on 28 February 1862 at St. Joseph, MO, by Col. Peabody. He died in a Regimental Hospital in Corinth, Mississippi, on 8 June 1862 after becoming ill following the battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing).
ROBERT CODER’s military records list him as 18 when, on 27 February of 1862, at Rockport, MO, he enlisted with Captain Evan’s Co. E, 25th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He was a private, 5’8’’ tall with brown hair, blue eyes, and a light complexion. He listed his occupation as farmer with a residence in Rockport, (Atchison County) MO. He was mustered in on 28 February 1862 at St. Joseph, MO, by Col. Peabody. After the battle at Pittsburg Landing he became ill with typhoid fever and dysentery. He was ill for some time and was stationed at a camp near Corinth. He then was discharged from the army at Corinth and sent home on the hospital steamer Stephen Decatur. He got as far as Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO, where he died on 11 July 1862. [My grandmother, EDITH ESTA CODER had a letter that Robert had written to his family, to tell them of Harrison’s death. By the time the family received the letter, Robert was also dead.]
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