Root House in Marietta is on the National Register of Historic Places. 
Photo: Handout
Photo: Handout

Cobb’s Civil War-era Root House is holding a Union occupation event

Hope y’all have good home insurance because the Union is coming back.

But it’s OK. This time they’re just actors in a historical re-enactment.

The William Root House Museum & Garden in Marietta is hosting a “Union occupation” event on July 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It comes with the cost of a regular ticket.

Also, attendees will be able to meet Union soldiers outside as they come to ransack the house.

Here’s the gist: Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s Union troops rolled into Georgia during July 1864 and proceeded to march through the state, lighting a whole mess of stuff on fire.

Nerd out with an incredibly fascinating project The AJC did for the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s campaign.

William Root moved from Philadelphia and opened Marietta’s first drug/grocery store, according to the home’s website. He and his wife Hannah hightailed it when they heard Union troops were coming.

They came back a year later to find their home had survived.

The house was at the corner of what’s now Church and Lemon streets, but it has been relocated a couple of times since being built around 1845.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

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People 2 People: July 29, 2017

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