Furl That Banner The Life Of Abram J Ryan Poet Priest Of The South
In 1879, Abram J. Ryan's name was a household name in the South, especially after the publication of his book Father Ryan's Poems. His poems ?The Conquered Banner? and ?The Sword of Robert Lee?, were committed to memory by generations of children in the South. Margaret Mitchell, who knew them by heart, included Ryan as a character in GWTW because of her admiration for his work.