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Green Berry Raum, American lawyer. member National Dem.


Raum, Green Berry was born on December 3, 1829 in Golconda, Illinois, United States. Son of John and Juliet C. Raum.


Education common schools.


Admitted Illinois bar, 1853. Later Supreme Court United States. Member National Democratic Convention, and supported Douglas for President, 1860.

After fall of Fort Sumter made 1st war speech in Southern Illinois. Entered Union army, 1861, as major 56th Illinois vols. Promoted through successive grades to brigadier general.

Ordered and led a successful bayonet charge at Corinth, October 4, 1862. Served under Grant and Sherman. Severely wounded at Missionary Ridge.

In Atlanta campaign held line of R.R. in rear of Sherman’s army. Discovered and defeated General Wheeler’s raid. Reinforced Resaca at night and held it against General Hood.

In March to the Sea; had command under General Hancock in Shenandoah Valley at close of war. Congressman, 1867-1869. United States commissioner internal revenue, 1876-1883.

Commissioner of pensions, 1889-1893.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Existing Conflict, 1884. History of Illinois Republicanism, 1900. Also 7 official reports as commissioner internal revenue: 1877-1882, inclusive, and 4 as commissioner pensions, 1889-1892.


Member National Dem.


Married Maria Field, October 16, 1851.

John Raum

Juliet C. Raum

Maria Field