COL BMG Root, Adrian Rowe

Adrian Rowe Root

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Born: May 6, 1832

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Father: Edward Root 1790 – 1850

Mother:
Mary Rowe 1794 – 1888

Occupation before War:

Commission Merchant in New York​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 21st New York Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 94th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Cedar Mountain​
1862: Wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Led 445 Men into the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Acted as Brigade Commander of Paul’s Regiment, 1st Army Corps​
1863: Wounded and Captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1864: Waited on parole of exchange he receives in Annapolis​
1864 – 1865: Union Army Commander of Camp Parole at Annapolis​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for his service in the War​
1865: Brigade Commander in the Army of the Potomac​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army at Washington, D.C. July 18th
1866: Confirmed Breveted Major General for his service in the war​

Occupation after War:

Warehouse Executive and Newspaper Editor in Buffalo, New York​

Died:
June 4, 1899

Place of Death: Buffalo, New York

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place:
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York
 
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