Abram Joseph Ryan

[Abram Joseph Ryan] Poet-priest of the South. Born in 1839 in Norfolk, Virginia; died on 22 April 1886 in Louisville, Kentucky. During the Civil War he served as chaplain in the Confederate army. The South was completely won by his Conquered Banner, the best known of his poems. Distinguished as preacher and lecturer, he is chiefly remembered as the author of Poems: Patriotic, Religious, and Miscellaneous.

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