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George Frederick Root

(1820—1895)


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(1820–95), musician and music publisher, whose compositions with facile rhymes or martial or sentimental subjects were in great favor during the Civil War. The best known are The Battle Cry of Freedom, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys Are Marching, and Just Before the Battle, Mother.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.



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