Root, George Frederick
Root, George Frederick, 1820–95, American composer, b. Sheffield, Mass. He taught at schools in Boston and New York City. He wrote gospel songs and composed sentimental ballads to Fanny Crosby's lyrics, but most famous were his Civil War songs
The Battle Cry of Freedom,
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp,and
Just before the Battle, Mother.
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