Sidney Root

Sidney Root, a prominent Atlanta businessman, was an integral part of the Confederate war effort during the Civil War. He later served as the director of the International Cotton Exposition of 1881 in Atlanta and, as park commissioner for the city, was instrumental in the building of Grant Park.

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries