Kady Brownell ~ one of 250 women who fought in the Civil War. When the Civil War began, Brownell’s soon-to-be husband, Robert Brownell, enlisted in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry; Brownell was determined to join him. Rhode Island Governor William Sprague accepted her into his unit.

newberrylibrary: “ Kady Brownell, pictured above, was one of 250 women who fought in the Civil War. Brownell was born Kady Southwell in Kaffraria, South Africa, to a French mother and Scottish father.

Kady Brownell enlisted with her husband in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry Volunteers the day after Fort Sumter fell. She fought openly alongside her husband in several battles, including the first Battle of Bull Run. At the end of their 3-month enlistment, Kady and her husband re-enlisted in the 5th RI Infantry. Robert was wounded in the battle at New Bern, North Carolina, and the Brownells were transferred to New York while Robert recuperated. Both were discharged in the winter of 1863.

Kady Brownell fought as a Civil War soldier beside her husband in the Rhode Island Infantry

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Kady Brownell (1842 – January 14, 1915) was a vivandière who helped the Union army during the American Civil War. She went with her husband when he joined a Rhode Island regiment. Kady trained with the soldiers. She fought in battle and helped the injured. At the First Battle of Bull Run, she held the flag high even as Confederate bullets were flying

Kady Brownell "The Daughter of the Regiment", Color Bearer Rhode Island Infantry, during the American Civil War, circa 1865

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