MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAR RECORDS
PRIVATE SYLVANUS TROTTER
CIVIL WAR SOLDIER
A Confederate Soldier, Private Sylvanus Trotter was born 18 Dec 1838
in Montgomery Co., TN. He was the son of Elijah Trotter and Melissa Milam.
He was the older brother of John William Trotter. He enlisted in Co.B/14th
Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America. He was wounded
in action at Seven Pines and later captured. As a POW he was sent to Point
Lookout, Maryland. He was later released and fought at Gettysburg. He again
was captured at Petersburg and remained a POW until the end of the war.
He is buried in the Pleasant View Cemetery, in the Center Point Community
in Dickson, TN
Submitted Randell Rubel at RRUBEL@peoplepc.com