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Robert Ransom
Birth: Feb. 12, 1828
Death: Jan. 14, 1892

Civil War Confederate Major General. Born in North Carlolina, he graduated from West Point in 1850 and served as an officer in the 1st Dragoons on the Western Frontier. At the start of the Civil War, he resigned his commission and was appointed a Captian in the Confederate Cavarly in early 1861. Promoted Colonel of the 1st North Carolina Cavalry in October 1861, he fought in the Peninsula and was promoted Brigadier General in March, 1862. He led his North Carolina Brigade in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and was promoted Major General in January, 1863. He commanded cavalry in actions through western Virginia, Tenenesse and was relieved of command in August 1864, due to illness. He ended the war serving on military courts at administrative posts before surrendering to Federal troops on May 2, 1865. After the war, he was express agent and City Marshal at Wilmington, North Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Ransom (1797 - 1866)
  Priscilla Coffield Whitaker Ransom (1800 - 1848)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Elizabeth Hunt Ransom (1830 - 1881)*
  Katherine DeWitt Willcox Ransom (1853 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Huntt Ransom Bell (1858 - 1930)*
  Gibson Huntt Ransom (1860 - 1861)*
  Matt Clary Ransom McCorkle (1866 - 1941)*
  George G Ransom (1869 - 1922)*
  Seymour H Ransom (1870 - 1930)*
  Katherine DeWitt Ransom (1885 - 1887)*
  Eugene Mayson Ransom (1887 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Seymourosa Priscilla Ransom (1823 - 1832)*
  Matt Whitaker Ransom (1826 - 1904)*
  Robert Ransom (1828 - 1892)
  Betsey Coffield Ransom (1838 - 1839)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
New Bern
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 21, 2000
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- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Feb. 12, 2016

- B. B. Roberts
 Added: Feb. 12, 2016
Major General Ransom commanded Ransom's Brigade, in which the 49th NC Troops were one of the regiments. Rest in Peace!
- 455th AAA Historian
 Added: Dec. 28, 2015
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