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Brigadier General Green Berry Raum

Brigadier General Green Berry Raum

Gen. Raum was president of the Illinois State Association (Illinois State Society of Washington, DC) from 1884 to 1885. Raum lived from December 3, 1829 to December 18, 1909 and he was a lawyer, author, and U.S. Representative from Illinois, as well as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He served in the Western Theater, seeing action in several major battles while leading first an infantry regiment and then a brigade. He also presided over the Internal Revenue Service for seven years and was a prolific author of historical non-fiction books concerning politics and general Illinois history.

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