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Welcome. These pages contain a digital version of my most prized inheritance: the diary, papers, photos and medals from my great-great grandfather, Edward B. Root.

That's him at the upper left of your browser, and his Grand Army of the Republic pin at the upper right. There's more inside.

My late father and uncle co-wrote an article about Ed Root way back when. I have included it here as an introduction with only minor edits.

Everything on this site is for your personal enjoyment. Please don't reproduce any of it without first getting my permission.

Cheers,
Bill Merklee
April 2007