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g a prominent part in the corking up of Butler's army. In June he took command of Early's cavalry in the movement against Hunter and the expedition through Maryland against Washington. In August he was relieved on account of illness, in September served as president of a court of inquiry connected with Morgan's operations in Kentucky, in November was assigned to command at Charleston, but was soon compelled by illness to abandon that post. He surrendered to General Howard at Warrenton, May 2, 1865. In the trying times following the close of hostilities he found employment as express agent and city marshal at Wilmington, subsequently engaged in farming until 1878, and then accepted a position as civil engineer in charge of river and harbor improvements by the national government, making his home at New Bern. General Ransom was married in 1856 to Minnie Huntt, of Washington, who died in 1881 , leaving eight children. In 1884 he married Katherine DeWitt Lumpkin, of Columbus, Ga.