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Civil War Soldiers - Raum
|Raum, Green B., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Golconda, Ill., Dec. 3, 1829. He was admitted
to the bar in 1853 and practiced in his native town until 1856, when
he removed to Kansas and became identified with the Free-state party.
He returned to Illinois in 1857, practiced in Harrisburg until the
Civil war, and after the firing upon Fort Sumter made the first war
speech in southern Illinois, at Metropolis. He entered the Federal
army as major of the 56th Ill. infantry, Sept. 28, 1861, was promoted
lieutenant-colonel in June, 1862, and colonel on Aug. 31. He served
with Gen. Rosecrans in the Army of the Mississippi, led a successful
bayonet charge at Corinth on Oct. 4, and afterwards commanded a
brigade in the Vicksburg campaign and also in the Chattanooga
campaign, being severely wounded at Missionary ridge, Nov. 25, 1863.
During the Atlanta campaign he held the line of communication from
Dalton to Acworth and from Kingston to Rome, and in Oct., 1864,
reinforced Resaca and held it against Hood. He was brevetted
brigadier-general of volunteers, Sept. 19, 1864, received promotion to
the full rank, Feb. 15, 1865, and was with Sherman on his march to the
sea and in the assembling of his army in South Carolina, his final
service being as commander of a brigade in the veteran corps under
Halleck at Winchester, Va. He resigned his commission in May, 1865,
was builder and first president of the Cairo & Vincennes railroad in
1866, and from 1867-69 was Republican representative in Congress from
the 13th Illinois district. He was president of the Illinois
Republican convention in 1866, temporary president in 1876, and in the
latter year was delegate to the Republican national convention. He was
commissioner of internal revenue from 1876 to 1883; practiced law in
Washington then until 1889; was commissioner of pensions, 1889-93, and
then engaged in the practice of law in Chicago.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908