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Dr Francis Orray Ticknor

Dr Francis Orray Ticknor

Birth
Fortville, Jones County, Georgia, USA
Death 18 Dec 1874 (aged 52)
Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Burial Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 8082613 · View Source
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Author. He worked as a surgeon during the Civil War, treating wounded soldiers who came through his hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Sixteen year old Isaac Newton Giffen from Tennessee was brought there after being wounded in the war. Ticknor and his wife admired the boy's courage and brought him to recuperate at their home. While there, they taught him to read and write. After recovering, the boy returned to the Confederate Army and was reportedly killed in battle. To express his grief, the doctor wrote the poem "Little Giffen of Tennessee." Although he published many poems after the Civil War, "Little Giffen..." remains his most well known and poignant piece.

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  • Added: 13 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8082613
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Francis Orray Ticknor (13 Nov 1822–18 Dec 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8082613, citing Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .