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Name:Ambrose Robert Hite Ranson
Affiliation:Class of 1849
Biography & Genealogy:Ambrose Robert Hite Ranson, Class of 1849: Genealogy: Born- April 12, 1831 in Jefferson Co. Va. (Now W. Va.) Father- James Lockland Ranson, born in Kentucky; Mother- Fanny Madison Hite of Jeffeson Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Ambrose Ranson; Pat. Grandmother- Betty Lochland. Mat. Grandfather- George Hite; Mat. Grandmother- Deborah Rutherford. Married- 1st [first name unknown] Frame of Jefferson Co. Va.; 2nd- Helen Glenn of Baltimore, Md. Children- Four daughters from 1st marriage [names unknown]; one daughter named Miriam and one son, name unknown from 2nd marriage. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 5, 1846; Graduated July 4, 1849 standing 22 in a class of 24. Civil War Record- Appointed 2nd Lieut. in the Provisional Army of Confederate States. Infantry Nov. 5, 1861; Assigned as Adjutant to then Lt. Col. J. Pegram; Captured at Rich Mountain July, 1861; Exhanged, then assigned to ordnance duty at Briarfield Arsenal, Columbus Ms., but probably never reported there; Appointed Major in the Provisional Army of Confederate States. and assigned to Pegram's staff as Comissary Officier; reigned as Major of PACS Dec. 12, 1863; Assigned to duty with Lt. Col. B. G. Baldwin, Chief of Ordnance as 2nd Lieut.; In hospital with Camp Fever Sept 21- Oct. 12, 1864; Promoted to Captain Oct. 28, 1864; Paroled at Appomattox. Careers: Farmer before the war; Merchant after the war. Died- May 12, 1919 in Baltimore, Md.
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