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Fulton County Historical Markers

To the Memory of William Ambrose Wright


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: To the Memory of William Ambrose Wright
  • Location: Under a tree on the northeastern corner of the Georgia State Capitol Square, Atlanta

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.