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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Harrison Root of Port Byron, Cayuga County, New York, was the father of Helen Isabel Root. A lieutenant in Company B, 75th Regiment, New York Volunteers, he was captured in action at Sabine Pass, Texas in September 1863, and exchanged in July 1864. He was present at every battle of his regiment, being released from enemy prison in time to fight in the battles of Winchester and Cedar Creek.