|Death: ||May 20, 1884|
Son of Saumel Root and Mary Jones.
Second husband of Elizabeth Marie Smith Dyer.
Father of Ephraim Orlando Root and Dana Leslie Root.
In 1861, David Root entered the US Civil War by joining the 2nd Battery, Vermont Light Artillery Volunteers. He was enlisted as a Private by Lensie R. Sayles of Leicester, Vermont at Rochester, Vermont on November 26, 1861 to serve three years. David mustered into service on December 16, 1861 at Brandon Station, Vermont. The 2nd Battery was at that time commanded by Captain P.E. Holcomb.
After being hospitalized he again enrolled on August 3, 1864 at Rochester in Company "H" 1st Regiment of Vermont Heavy Artillery Volunteers (11th Vermont Volunteers) to serve 1 year. He mustered into service as a Private on August 26, 1864 at Windsor. On the muster roll of Company "H" for September through December 1864, he is reported absent wounded since October 19, 1864. The Company was in action at Cedar Creek, Virginia on that date. He was "slightly wounded in the leg at the battle of Cedar Creek."
David was admitted to Jarvis General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland on October 24, 1864, from Winchester, Virginia with the gunshot wound. He was wounded in the right thigh, two inches above knee the joint, a little right of the medius line. The ball passed through and out on the underside of knee. The injury rendered him weak and somewhat stiff, disabling him one fourth in all. David was transferred to Vermont on November 22, 1864. He was admitted to Sloan General Hospital, Brattleboro, Vermont on November 25, 1864 with his gunshot wound. Then he was returned to duty on December 22, 1864.
From January 1 to April 30, 1865, David was present for duty. He mustered out with his company at the Defenses of Washington, DC on June 24, 1865.
Samuel Stillman Root (1799 - 1888)
Mary Jones Root (1800 - 1886)
Elizabeth Maria Smith Root (1822 - 1908)
David Root (1835 - 1884)
Willard J Root (1836 - 1922)*
Mary E Root Worcester (1840 - 1870)*
Stillman Samuel Root (1840 - 1930)*
Created by: D.Carter
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