“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Father Ryan's Home

Father Ryan's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 8, 2010
1. Father Ryan's Home Marker
Inscription. On Chapel Street, south of this point, stood the home of Father Abram J. Ryan, beloved poet of the Confederacy.

"But their memories e'er shall remain for us and their names, bright names, without stain for us:

the glory they won shall not wane for us.

In legend and lay our heroes in gray shall for ever live over again for us."
Erected by City of Norfolk.
Location. 36° 52.2′ N, 76° 16.85′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Route 247) and Tidewater Drive (Virginia Route 168), on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Point Monument at Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Point Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Norfolk 17 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Tar (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hospital of St. Vincent dePaul (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Johnís African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bank Street Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
Regarding Father Ryan's Home. Norfolk is one location cited as Ryan's birthplace. Most sources indicate Ryan was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. Regardless Ryan spent part of his childhood in Norfolk before the family moved west to Missouri.
Also see . . .  Father Abram Ryan. Wikipedia entry. Ryan may not have been "officially" part of the Confederate army, but his presence at many major battles in the western theater is well documented. (Submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.) 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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