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Colonel George Trotter.
Colonel George Trotter was born in Augusta County, Virginia, and came with his father to Lexington, Kentucky. His people emigrated from the north of Ireland to Philadelphia, thence to Virginia and then to Kentucky. He was born November 8, 1778; died October 13, 1815.
He engaged with his father in the hemp-bagging business, and also in the manufacture of powder. The Trotters were wealthy, brave, and patriotic, and George Trotter was among the first of Kentucky's sons to answer his country's call in 1812.
He raised a company for Simrall's Dragoons and entered the service August 27, 1812. He did superb service in the Fort Wayne campaign, and returned honored and beloved by all who knew him.
His popularity and reputation were such that when a last call was made he had no difficulty in enlisting a large number of men in Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, and Woodford. The captains in his regiment were splendid patriots who had seen service and who gladly rallied to his banner. The material in his regiment was unsurpassed and the morale of his troops superb.
Governor Shelby was glad to appoint the brilliant, dashing young man the colonel of the first regiment, and