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William Ambrose Wright

 
 
William Ambrose Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2013
1. William Ambrose Wright Marker
Inscription.  
To the Memory of
William Ambrose Wright
Born at Louisville, Georgia, January 19, 1844.
Died at Atlanta, Georgia, September 13, 1929;
Soldier, Statesman, and Christian Knight:
A gallant officer in the Army of the Confederate States of America; for fifty years Comptroller General of the Commonwealth, guardian of its honor, and its people’s friend; a gentleman in whom lived the graces, the virtues and the heroisms of the Old South;
This tree is lovingly planted, and this
tablet reverently inscribed by
The Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association
January 19, 1930

 
Erected 1930 by Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association.
 
Location. 33° 44.945′ N, 84° 23.266′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Capitol Avenue SW south of M.L.K. Junior Drive SE, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the northeast corner of the Georgia State Capitol grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta GA 30334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
William Ambrose Wright Marker (<i>wide view; marker is beside memorial tree</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 11, 2013
2. William Ambrose Wright Marker (wide view; marker is beside memorial tree)
distance of this marker. "Expelled Because of Color" (a few steps from this marker); Eugene Talmadge (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas E. Watson (about 300 feet away); The Battle of Atlanta (about 300 feet away); Transfer of Command (about 300 feet away); The Evacuation of Atlanta (about 300 feet away); John Brown Gordon (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  William Ambrose Wright. (from Harrisonburg Daily News-Record, Sep 17, 1929) General William A. Wright, 85-year-old veteran of the War between the States, and for half a century comptroller-general of Georgia, is dead. His passing last night after the strain of the recent Legislature, took from the State the official who held office longer than any man ever to submit his name to the vote of the people. General Wright became ill at the close of the 1929 session of the Georgia General Assembly, several weeks ago. His condition was diagnosed as a partial nervous breakdown due to the strenuous requirements of the Legislative business, and at first was regarded with no alarm. His advanced age was against him, however, and he failed to rally. (Submitted on February 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on February 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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