National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #340
Subject/Title: McGavock, (Gen.) Randal
Artist:Dury, George (attrib.)
Date Created:ca. 1863-64
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:47 x 41
Image Dimensions:29 x 23.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:3/18/2004
Condition:Fair

Description:Waist-length oval of man in a CSA 3-star general's uniform. He has red hair and a full red beard. Subject is turned to hide the fact that his right ear had been cut off.
History:
Notes:Subject was mayor of Nashville 1857-58. He lived for a time with Mr./Mrs. James K. Polk at their home at 7th Ave. & Union. He was married and left the next day for the war and died never to see his wife again. He was in his early 30s at the time of his death.

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