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Abram Joseph Ryan (1838–1886)

Ryan, Abram Joseph. An American priest and verse-writer; born at Norfolk, VA, Aug. 15, 1838; died at Louisville, KY, April 22, 1886. It was while chaplain in the Confederate army that he wrote his well-known poem ‘The Conquered Banner,’ composed shortly after Lee’s surrender. Later he went North for the purposes of lecturing and publishing his works, which have appeared as ‘The Conquered Banner, and Other Poems’ (1880); ‘Poems, Patriotic, Religious, and Miscellaneous’ (1880); and ‘A Crown for Our Queen.’ Other poems of his which are popular are: ‘The Lost Cause,’ ‘The Sword of Lee,’ ‘The Flag of Erin,’ and the epic ‘Their Story Runneth Thus.’ At the time of his death he was engaged upon a ‘Life of Christ.’