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Rogers recounts the life of Matthew Whitaker Ransom--lawyer, farmer, Confederate general, United States Senator, and Ambassador to Mexico.
Matt and Robert Ransom are the only two brothers in the state's history who became Major General in the Confederate Army. They were also distinguished in other lines of work before and after the Civil War, including lawyer, civil engineer, U.S. Cavalry officer, and U.S. Senator.