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Fannie Battle
Original name: Mary Francis Battle
Birth: 1842
Davidson County, USA
Death: 1924

Confederate spy and social reformer. While Nashville was occupied by Union forces, she was one of many female spies who obtained a pass and visited town often to gather information. She and her sister were discovered smuggling documents, and were sent to prison in the former Tennessee State Penitentiary, and then later to the Old Capitol Prison in Washington DC. She was released after the war, and returned to Nashville, where she taught at several schools from 1870 to 1886. She helped form a relief society for Nashville, to help victims of floods, as well as other homeless and poor people, and served as its treasurer. In 1891 she established the first daycare in Nashville, which is still running and now called "The Fannie Battle Day Home for Children."  (bio by: kimshockey (reb) (inactive)) 
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Jul 05, 2004
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Fannie Battle
Added by: kimshockey (reb) (inactive)
Fannie Battle
Added by: kimshockey (reb) (inactive)
Fannie Battle
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- Mary Ann Weshinskey
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
Deo Vindice
- J Spencer
 Added: Aug. 23, 2014
A true Southern lady who led a life of honor, service, and bravery. The South and Nashville will never forget.
- Sunnyafternoon
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014
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