Quotation by Francis Orrery Ticknor

Out of the focal and foremost fire,
Our of the hospital walls as dire;
Smitten of grape-shot and gangrene,
(Eighteenth battle, and he sixteen!)
Specter! such as you seldom see,
Little Giffen, of Tennessee!
Francis Orrery Ticknor (1822–1874), U.S. poet. Little Giffen (l. 1–6). . .

Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.
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