Francis Orray Ticknor was a country doctor in Columbus, Ga., who wrote this poem in memory of Isaac Newton Giffen, a young Confederate soldier from Tennessee who was killed near Atlanta after being nursed back to health by the doctor and his wife following the Battle of Murfreesboro in 1863.
"Little Giffen" ||
"The Virginians of the Valley"
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