Orlando served in Company K. 72nd Illinois Infantry in the Civil War.
He enlisted on Aug 5, 1862 for 3 years service and was mustered into Co. K. 72nd IL Infantry at Chicago, IL. He was described as 21 years old resident of Chicago, IL, born in Melton, NY 5'8' tall with brown hair, blue eyes, and a ruddy complexion. He was promoted Corporal on Nov 13, 1862 and was mustered out on Aug 7, 1865 in Vicksburg, MS.
His regiment took part in the Battle of Champions Hill, the Siege of Vicksburg, the Battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville, Ft. Blakely, and the Siege of Spanish Fort.
In the 1880 census of Chicago, IL Orlando was listed as a 38 year old teamster born in VT., residing with his wife Hattie 36 born in NY and their children Mary 7, Lucy 3, and baby Joseph, all born in IL.
On Nov 4, 1890 he received an Army Invalid Pension for his service in the Civil War.
When Orlando died on Jan 11, 1911 in Chicago, his death certificate stated he was a 72 year old widowed teamster residing at 2434 Warren Ave, Chicago, born Sept 18, 1838 in Vermont, the son of Nelson Pease and Minerva Austin both natives of VT. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery on Jan 18, 1911.
Note: One source gives his year of birth as 1838 another 1835.
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