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Metro Davidson County Collection - Nashville Public Library


Portrait #891
Subject/Title:
Battle, Adeline Sanders Mosely
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1860s
Owner/Location:Special Collections Division
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Frame Dimensions:36 x 30
Image Dimensions:30 x 25
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:6 August 2007
Condition:Fair

Description:Mrs. Adeline Sanders Mosely Battle in middle age, with salt-and-pepper hair, light blue eyes, and wearing a dark dress. At her neck she is wearing a miniature of her husband, Col. Joel A. Battle.
History of Work:Donated to the library by the Fannie Battle Day Home in 2007. The frame is damaged.
Notes:Wife of Joel A. Battle, who served as a colonel in the Twentieth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, State Treasurer of the State of Tennessee from 1862 until the end of the war, and Superintendent of the State Prison in 1872. Battle was the mother of Mary Francis "Fannie" Battle (1842-1924), a Nashville humanitarian and social worker who was known during her lifetime as "The Angel of the Poor" because of her great humanitarian spirit and compassionate service to benefit underprivileged children.

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