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Root, Frederick E.


Age: 24, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 1838, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 06/23/1891

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 332
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 121603923


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/13/1880
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Frederick E. Root, who for many years has been a helpless invalid, died on Tuesday at the home of his son, George E. Root. Mr. Root was born in Brattleboro September 2, 1838, and most of his life has been passed here. He was the oldest of a family of three children, Mrs. George Greene, and Charles J. Root of Springfield, Mass., surviving him. He was a member of Company B, 16th Vermont Volunteers, Capt. Ames commanding, and served during the nine months for which enlistment was made, participating with other Vermonters in the battle of Gettysburg. During a long march he received an injury which brought on the trouble from which he has suffered so long. Nine years ago this month he was attacked with the disease which rendered him helpless and has left him hardly a moment free from pain. All this time his home has been with his sister, Mrs. Greene, until about two weeks ago, when he was removed to the home of his son. Mr. Root's wife and one child died some years ago, and his son George alone remains of the family. A very warm feeling of friendship has always existed between Mr. Root and the members of the local Grand Army post, and their frequent visits have done much to brighten the dreary days of suffering which have fallen to his lot. Funeral services for which Mr. Root made arrangements before his death, occurred yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of G. E. Greene on Canal street, Rev. F. W. Sprague officiating, and the Grand Army attended in a body to pay the last tribute of respect to their comrade.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, June 26, 1891.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.