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Gen Ambrose Ransom “Rans” Wright

Gen Ambrose Ransom “Rans” Wright

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, USA
Death 21 Dec 1872 (aged 46)
Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Burial Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA
Plot 1st walkway north of 7th street, 3rd walkway west of DeL'Aigle Ave.
Memorial ID 9098 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. He was a successful lawyer when Georgia seceded from the Union in 1861. When the Civil War began, he was commissioned Colonel of the 3rd Georgia Infantry and fought in North Carolina and Georgia. Called "Rans" Wright, in June 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General of the Army of Northern Virginia and distinguished himself at the Siege of Petersburg. In 1863, he particapated in the fight at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and in the Gettysburg Campaign. Promoted Major General in 1864, he was assigned to Georgia and remained in command there until the end of the war. After the War, he resumed his legal practice and was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1872, but died before he could take his seat.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 10 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Ambrose Ransom “Rans” Wright (26 Apr 1826–21 Dec 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9098, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .