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Full Name: Fr Abram Joseph Ryan
(c.1838-1886) Poet. Father Abram Joseph Ryan was a Southerner to the core in spite of his Irish heritage and Northern upbringing, Father Ryan enlisted in the Confederate Army on September 1, 1862, and served as a chaplain , carrying the wounded to safety and performing last rites on the battlefield. His first piece of poetry was inspired by the death of a younger brother in action, and he quickly became known as the "Poet-Priest of the Confederacy."
Author's Timeline:
1856 Niagara County
Fr. Ryan studied for the priesthood at Niagara University in Lewiston, New York. 
1838 (Unknown) County
Abram Joseph Ryan was born in Norfolk, Virginia, around 1838. 
1886 (Unknown) County
Fr. Abram Joseph Ryan died in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1886. Saint Boniface Church, 531 East Liberty Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, has a plaque on the front commemorating the site where Father Ryan died. 
1879 (Unknown) County
Father Ryan's Poems
(Pub: Mobile, Alabama: J. L. Rapier & Co. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry including the poems, "Gather The Sacred Dust," "The Conquered Banner," "The Lost Cause," and "The Sword of Robert E. Lee." 
1880 (Unknown) County
Poems: Patriotic, Religious, Miscellaneous
(Pub: Baltimore, Maryland: J. B. Piet. ISBN: )
Collection of poetry. 
1886 (Unknown) County
Father Abram Ryan was interred in the Catholic Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama. 
? (Unknown) County
A Crown For Our Queen

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