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Gen Ambrose Ransom "Rans" Wright
Birth: Apr. 26, 1826
Jefferson County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1872
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) 
Family links: 
  Mary Hubbell Savage Wright (1826 - 1854)*
  William Ambrose Wright (1844 - 1929)*
  Ellen G. Wright Cohen (1848 - 1897)*
  Henry Gregory Wright (1850 - 1880)*
  Twin Daughters Wright (1854 - 1854)*
  Malvern Hill Wright (1862 - 1884)*
  Robert Hazelhurst Wright (1864 - 1939)*
*Calculated relationship
Magnolia Cemetery
Richmond County
Georgia, USA
Plot: 1st walkway north of 7th street, 3rd walkway west of DeL'Aigle Ave.
GPS (lat/lon): 33.46286, -81.95715
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 10, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9098
Gen Ambrose Ransom Rans Wright
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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For my cousin.
- KHammond
 Added: Jan. 23, 2017
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

- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 20, 2015
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