National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #9
Subject/Title: Palmer, Joseph Benjamin
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:48 x 40
Image Dimensions:28.5 x 35.5
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:4/26/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Waist-length seated frontal view of middle-aged man with prominent moustache in business attire. Both his hands are visible, pointing down. He ha a gold stickpin in the center of his white starched shirt.
History:
Notes:Subject lived in Murfreesboro and was a CSA general. His first wife was Ophelia Maria Burrus. Gen. Palmer married next Margaret J. Ballentine Mason, widow of William Taylor Mason.

The owner has a biography of the subject--a book titled Joseph Benjamin Palmer.


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