Apr. 26, 1826 Louisville Jefferson County Georgia, USA
Dec. 21, 1872 Augusta Richmond County Georgia, USA
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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General, I do believe your advance on the 2d day of Gettysburg had gone much further east than Pickett's Charge had the following day. For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir. -
Daniel Moran Added: Apr. 26, 2016