Matt Whitaker Ransom (October 8, 1826 – October 8, 1904) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a Democratic U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1872 and 1895.
Here is "An address on the military and civil services of General Matt. W. Ransom, May 10, 1906" by WM. H. S. Burgwynn.
(Johnson-Caswell Lodge 10, NC)