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Ambrose Ransom "Rans" Wright
Birth: Apr. 26, 1826
Death: Dec. 21, 1872

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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 Spouse:
  Mary Hubbell Savage Wright (1826 - 1854)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Gregory Wright (1850 - 1880)*
  Twin Daughters Wright (1854 - 1854)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Augusta
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Plot: 1st walkway north of 7th street, 3rd walkway west of DeL'Aigle Ave.
 
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Record added: Apr 10, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9098
Ambrose Ransom Rans Wright
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Ambrose Ransom Rans Wright
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Ambrose Ransom Rans Wright
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- Darlene T.
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014
Your Rememberance will Last for Eternity.
- Patrick Murphy
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
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