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Torch Hill - GHM 106-2 - Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 24.823 W 084° 56.539
16S E 693499 N 3588157
Quick Description: Torch Hill state on Victory Drive at Ft Benning Road, 2 mi S of Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 7:24:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM7X8C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:

Torch Hill

On the summit of the rise to the east is the site of "Torch Hill", home of Dr. Francis Orray Ticknor (1822-1874), author of the famed war story, "Little Giffen of Tennessee". Dr. Ticknor was a physician at the Confederate Hospital on Upper Broad St. in 1861-1865.

Giffen, a 16 year old Confederate soldier, was treated at the hospital for serious wounds. Dr. Ticknor took the boy to his home where Mrs. Ticknor nursed him. Before his wounds entirely healed, "Little Giffen" voluntarily took up his rifle and returned to battle. He was never heard of again.

The Creek Indians used "Torch Hill" for signal fires, giving the hill it´s name.


Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 106-2

Date: 1989

Sponsor: Georgia Historic Commission

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