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Civil War Soldiers - Orme

Orme, William W., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Washington, D. C., Feb. 17, 1832. He was educated at Mount St. Mary's college, Emmitsburg, Md., and afterwards moved to Illinois, studied law, and practiced his profession in Bloomington. He was a member of the constitutional convention in Illinois in 1860, and at the beginning of the Civil war raised the 94th Ill. regiment, of which he was commissioned colonel, Aug. 20, 1862. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862, and served until compelled to resign on account of failing health, April 26, 1864. He was subsequently supervising agent in the United States treasury. Gen. Orme died in Bloomington, Ill., Sept. 13, 1866.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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