Thomas R. Orwig (Dickinson Chronicles)

John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “Thomas R. Orwig,” Dickinson Chronicles,
The son of a Carlisle minister, Thomas Orwig prepared at the Dickinson College Grammar School for two years before entering the College in 1855 as a member of the class of 1859.  Although Orwig left Dickinson after his sophomore year when his family moved to New Berlin, Pennsylvania, while at the College he was a member of the Belles Lettres Literary Society.

Orwig received his bachelor of arts degree from Lewisburg in 1862 and then joined the Union army soon after, rising to the rank of sergeant.  He died later that year in a naval hospital in Washington, D.C.
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