"Torch Hill"

"Torch Hill" (HMX3S)

Location: Columbus, GA 31903 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 24.823', W 84° 56.539'

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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.
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HM NumberHMX3S
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number106-2
Year Placed1989
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 693499 N 3588157
Decimal Degrees32.41371667, -84.94231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 24.823', W 84° 56.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 24' 49.38" N, 84° 56' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Martha Berry Hwy, Columbus GA 31903, US
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