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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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. 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); West Point Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named West Point Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx.
Father Ryan's grave at Catholic Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 10, 2017
2. Father Ryan's grave at Catholic Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama.
0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Elmwood Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.   2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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