THE LATE LT.-COL. ROOT---FUNERAL TO MORROW.---The late Lt. Col. Augustus I. Root, whose remains are to be interred in the beautiful Oakwood cemetery to-morrow, was a resident of Syracuse many years. A young man of cheerful temperment and social habits, he naturally made warm friends of those who formed his acquaintance. Taking naturally to military, he early became a member of the Sy- racuse Citizens' Corps, and at meetings for drill or in social gathering, his ever cheerful coun- tenance was always welcome. For a time prior to, and at the time of the breaking out of the war, Root was living at Batavia, Genesee county. When the President first called for volunteers to save the Union, military pride and love of country induced him to raise a company at Batavia, which he joined to the 12th Regiment N.Y.S. Volunteers, then organizing here, and went out with it as cap- tain. Captain Root remained with the Old 12th through its two years of service, coming home with it as Lieutenant Colonel. During the time he was twice severely wounded. Lt.-Col. Root's family had removed to Syracuse immediately on his going into the service. But with the disbanding of the Old 12th, the war was not ended, and Root soon joined in or- ganizing the 15th N.Y. Cavalry, of which he went out Lieutenant Colonel, always active, and always with his command. On the day before Lee's surrender, Lt.-Col. Root was leading a cavalry charge at Appomattox Court House, when he fell from his horse, mortally wounded by a bullet. The Federal forces were repulsed, that part of the field was in Rebel possession, and Col. Root's body was buried by them. A prominent citizen of Appomattox sys he saw Root within fifteen minutes after he fell, and he was then already dead. The next day that field was re-possessed by the Federals, when the men of the 15th Cavalry exhumed the body of their loved officer, and reburied it in the door-yard of a Mr. Dixon, properly marking the grave.--- It is due here to say that since, the grave has been duly respected, and that the wife and daughters of Mr. Dixon (himself was in New York) gave every aid to Mr. Ryan when he was there to disinter it, and manifasted warm sym- pathies in the case, as was the case with most of the residents at Appomattox, the fall of the gallant young officer who led the cavalry charge at their very door, having impressed them with respect for him. A Rebel soldier took the sabre from Lt.-Col. Root, after he had fallen, and sent it to a Mr. Wm. H. Trent, about four miles distant from Ap- pomattox C.H. Thjat gentleman apprized the Dixon family of the fact, and that if the friends should come after the body he would be glad to return to them the sabre, which he promptly sent in on being apprised of the removal; and Mr. Ryan brought it home. To-morrow the remains of the noble Root are to be committed to their final rest. The Ma- sonic Order, of which he was a member, are to do him honor. Col. Hawley has ordered the usual military honors, a battalion of six com- panies of the 51st regiment, under command of Maj. E.C. Fellows. Members of the 12th N.Y.S. Volunteers, and 15th N.Y. Cavalry, will honor the memory of their loved comrade. They held a meeting at the parlors of the Syracuse House last evening, at which from forty to fifty were present, ap- pointed a committee on resolutions of respect, selected Col.'s Richardson and Titus as Mar- shals for the occasion, and are to assemble at the Armory at half-past 12 to-morrow (Sunday). The remains are to be at the residence of Mr. Willis S. Barnum, corner Jefferson and Grape streets, where short service will be had 12 1/2, and at 1 P.M. taken to Plymouth church, for public service. After which the line of march will be taken up for Oakwood.
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