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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