John T. Trollinger b 28 Apr 1840 d 13 Dec 1918 Davie County NC son of Joseph Trollinger and Thersa Cummings, had a brother William L. b c 1859
Enlisted 17 June 1861 at Alamance County NC as a Private in F Company 6th NC Infantry. Promoted to Corporal 1 July 1862 and Sergeant 1 October 1863. He was wounded 31 May 1862 at Seven Pines VA (wounded in ankle and right arm). He was captured 7 November 1863 at Rappahannock VA, transferred and paroled 13 February 1865.
The 6th Infantry Regiment State Troops was organized at Halifax, North Carolina, in July, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Cumberland, Gates, Johnston, Graven, Rowan, Bertie, Wilson, and Caswell. Ordered to Virginia, the regiment reached Manassas on July 19 and fought in the battle under General Longstreet. In April, 1862, it had 460 effectives and during the war was brigaded under Generals Early, Garland, Iverson, R.D. Johnston. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor , then was involved in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley and the Appomattox Campaign. It had 180 men in action at Seven Pines , lost 10 killed, 22 wounded, and 4 missing during the Seven Days' Battles, and had 4 killed and 37 wounded at Chancellorsville . The unit took 473 men to Gettysburg , losing more than half, and reported 16 disabled at Bristoe and 3 at Mine Run . It surrendered with 7 officers and 76 men of which 48 were armed.