Title

Father Ryan article, undated

Creator

Date Original

undated

Description

This collection contains a transcript of an article entitled "Hero, Poet, and Priet. How Father Ryan Cameto Write 'The Conquered Banner,'" originally published in the Catholic Journal of the New South.

Biographical/Historical Note

Father Abram J. Ryan was known as the poet-priest of the South. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, August 15, 1839, and ordained as a priest prior to the Civil War. He served as a chaplain in the Confederate Army for the war's entirety. His first and most famous poem "The Conquered Banner" was a hymn of defeat written after the South's loss, which endeared him to the people of the South. After the war, he moved to New Orleans and took up the ministry there, becoming the editor for "The Star Weekly," a Catholic publication. He later founded "The Banner of the South" in Augusta, Georgia, before he retired to Mobile, Alabama. He died at Louisville, Kentucky, April 22, 1886.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Louisiana; Georgia; Kentucky; Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.004.013

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Father Ryan article, SMC.004.013

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Father Ryan article, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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