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Corp David John Trout
Birth: Feb. 22, 1818
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1864
Florence County
South Carolina, USA

Husband of Martha WRIGHT (1819-1899)

David John TROUT was born 23 Feb 1818 in Hopewell Twp, York, PA, the son of Wendel TROUT III (1787-1871) and Barbara Eva MILLER (1792-1856)

David married Martha WRIGHT, daughter of Thomas WRIGHT and Rachel JAMISON on 29 Aug 1839 in York County, Pennsylvania. There were 10 issue to this union, including Richard G. William, 4 Mar 1840; Samuel John, 23 Nov 1843; Eliza Eva, 20 Feb 1845; Valentine, 1847; James, 10 Feb 1852; Thomas Jefferson, Aug 1853; Hannah, 1854; Emma Jane, 24 Sep 1854; Zebda, 1857; and Rebecca I. TROUT 30 Jan 1862. The first eight children were born in Hartford County, Maryland, and the last two children were born in Columbus, Adams, IL.

David John TROUT enlisted at Columbus, Adams, IL on 15 Aug 1862 as a Private, Company "F," 78th Illinois Infantry Regiment, being mustered in at Quincy, Adams, IL on 1 Sep 1862, and was eventually promoted to Corporal. David and his son Samuel were both captured on 22 Sep 1863 at The Battle of Chickamauga after being left behind as pickets to act as a rear guard during the hasty Federal withdrawal from the battlefield. Both David and his son Samuel were held by their Confederate captors for about 5 months at Libby Prison in Richmond, VA, and were then eventually transferred to the notorious Andersonville Prison (Camp Sumter) near Andersonville, Sumter, GA. When federal forces began to close in on Andersonville during the month of September 1864, father and son were separated as they were waiting to be transferred by rail, with son Samuel being sent to Jacksonville, Florida, and father David being transported to the Florence Stockade in South Carolina where he died within a month of exposure and the lingering effects of starvation, chronic diarrhea and scurvy on 31 Oct 1864.

It is assumed that David John TROUT is buried in the common trench-style mass graves for Union soldiers at the Florence National Cemetery adjacent to the Florence Stockade site. Research Continues.

His widow, Martha WRIGHT TROUT, applied for his pension on 24 Jun 1865, application #80369, certificate #45-409.

David John TROUT was the great grandson of the immigrant Johann Wendel Georg TRAUT (1689-1760), documented as "Line #1" in the TROUT-DNA Research Project.
Family links: 
  Wintle Trout (1787 - 1871)
  Barbara Eva Miller Trout (1792 - 1856)
  Martha Wright Trout (1820 - 1899)
  Richard G. William Trout (1840 - 1916)*
  Samuel John Trout (1842 - 1933)*
  Elisa Eva Trout Kauffman (1845 - 1926)*
  Valentine Trout (1847 - 1933)*
  James Trout (1850 - 1931)*
  Thomas Jefferson Trout (1852 - 1916)*
  Emma Jane Trout King (1854 - 1930)*
  Zilley Trout (1857 - 1859)*
  Rebecca L. Trout Parker (1862 - 1943)*
  Abraham Trout (1813 - 1893)*
  Samuel Trout (1816 - 1867)*
  David John Trout (1818 - 1864)
  John Trout (1827 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Florence National Cemetery
Florence County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Craig H. Trout
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
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Corp David John Trout
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- Scotty P
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014

- Craig H. Trout
 Added: May. 21, 2010
David John TROUT enlisted 15 Aug 1862 as a Private, Company "F," 78th Illinois Infantry Regiment, being mustered in on 1 Sept 1862. David, along with the son Samuel, were both captured one year later on 22 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga and were both held for a ...(Read more)
- Craig H. Trout
 Added: May. 21, 2010
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