Posted by: ushistoryfiles | April 26, 2009

Ambrose R Wright (April 26, 1826 – December 21, 1872)

183 years ago today Confederate General Ambrose R Wright was born.  This little known General was born in Georgia and before the Civil War studies law.  When the war broke out he joined with the Confederacy eventually rising to the rank of General in the Army of Northern Virginia.  He was wounded at Antietam and Chancellorsville.  His brigade, a part of AP Hill’s Corps, penetrated the Union lines on Cemetary Ridge on July 2 at Gettysburg.  After the war, Ambrose returned to law, bought a newspaper, and was elected to the US House of Representatives but died before taking his seat. 

More information can be found here:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9098

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