Father Ryan, Poet of the Confederacy, Poems: Patriotic & Religious (1896)
Father Ryan, Poet of the Confederacy, Poems: Patriotic & Religious (1896)
Father Ryan, Poet of the Confederacy, Poems: Patriotic & Religious (1896)
Father Ryan, Poet of the Confederacy, Poems: Patriotic & Religious (1896)
Father Ryan, Poet of the Confederacy, Poems: Patriotic & Religious (1896)
Father Ryan, Poet of the Confederacy, Poems: Patriotic & Religious (1896)

Father Ryan, Poet of the Confederacy, Poems: Patriotic & Religious (1896)

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Ryan, Abram J. Poems: Patriotic, Religious, Miscellaneous. New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1896. [1881]

Green cloth hardcover with blind & gilt decoration, light scuffing and wear to the surface, all hinges and joints fine, generally clean pp. with a faint thin tidemark at the bottom of the first few leaves. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, xxxviii. 359 clean pp., tight. Good.

Abram Joseph Ryan (1838-1886), "Catholic priest, poet of the Confederacy," born in Hagerstown, Md., to immigrant Irish parents. He was teaching at the diocesan seminary in Cape Girardeau, Mo., when he joined the Confederate Army in September of 1862 as a free-lance chaplain. It was Ryan who ministered to the smallpox victims at the Gratiot prison in New Orleans. He is the author of "In Memory of My Brother," "In Memoriam," "The Conquered Banner," "Sword of Robert E. Lee," "The Lost Cause," "Gather the Sacred Dust," "March of Deathless Dead," and other poems reflecting the Confederate cause. "He thus became the recognized poet of the Confederacy, described by Robert Taylor of Tennessee in his lecture on The Blue and Gray as the Tom Moore of Dixie, whose spirit shall keep watch over the Stars and Bars until the morning of the Resurrection." quotations from DAB.

With a Memoir of Fr. Ryan and illustrations by Neal A. Truslow.