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An engraving of Kady Brownell in Army Clothing
An engraving of Kady Brownell in Army Clothing
Resource Typeimage
TitleAn engraving of Kady Brownell in Army Clothing
Coverage / Year1866
DescriptionA black and white engraving of Kady Brownell from the book: Moore, Frank. "Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice." Hartford, Conn.: S.S. Scranton & Co., 1866. She is wearing an army costume with a sash at her waist and with her sword in her right hand. Dimensions: 5.5"x8.5".
InterpretationKady Brownell's husband, Robert, was an orderly sergeant of the eleventh company in the First Rhode Island Infantry and she was made the color-bearer of this company. "When the company went out to practise [sic] daily at the target, she carried her rifle, as well as the colors; and when her turn came, the men seldom restricted her to the three shots which were allowed to each. So pleased were they by her skill and coolness with the weapon, that she was allowed as many shots as she chose, and thus became one of the quickest and most accurate marksmen in the regiment." Moore, Frank. Women of the War: Their Heroism and Self-Sacrifice. Hartford, Conn.: S.S. Scranton & Co., 1866, p. 54-64.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWomen at Wartime; Antebellum Society and the Civil War;
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women; Brownell, Kady
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division;
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Resource IdentifierE628.M81
CONTENTdm file name843162211112002_e628.m81_kady_brownell.jpg
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