Lot 14    

Civil War Color Bearer, Kady Brownell & Husband, CDV
6/23/2011 - American History, Including the Civil War
Scarce CDV photograph of Kady Brownell, dressed in her Zouave uniform, seated with her husband, Robert Brownell, Kady holding a bayonet and Robert holding a sword, with pencil identification on verso, no studio imprint.

Kady Brownell (b. 1842), nee Southwell, was born in an army camp on the coast of Africa, but when her mother died shortly after her birth, she moved to Providence, Rhode Island and was raised by family friends. In the early 1860s, Kady worked as a weaver in the mills, where she met and fell in love with Robert Brownell. In 1861, with the start of the Civil War, Robert joined the 1st Rhode Island Infantry, and Kady was determined to enlist with him. After some convincing, Kady went with Robert, and she became the unofficial color bearer for the 1st Rhode Island. She was an active participant in early battles.

After serving their 3-month enlistment with the 1st RI, the Brownells enlisted in the 5th RI Battalion. Kady was appointed a nurse and Daughter of the Regiment, but also served as the unofficial color bearer. During the Battle of Newbern, in North Carolina, Kady displayed her bravery, determination, and ability to protect herself and her fellow soldiers. Following the Civil War, Kady was the only female to receive discharge papers from the Union Army.


Condition:  
Some wear to mount along margins.
Sold: $763.75
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Abraham Lincoln Photograph by Alexander Hesler
Lot # 195 - Abraham Lincoln Photograph by Alexander Hesler
Platinum print of Lincoln, unmarked, but most likely printed by George B. Ayres in 1881 directly from the original negative by Alexander Hesler, taken at Springfield, IL, June 3, 1860, [Ostendorf, O-26], with penciled notes on verso; 7.5 x 9.5 in., under oval-shaped mat, housed in frame, 11.25 x 14.... > Item Details
Sharp Nose, Arapaho Cabinet Card Photographs by Baker and Johnston
Lot # 324 - Sharp Nose, Arapaho Cabinet Card Photographs by Baker and Johnston
Lot of 3 ca 1885 albumen cabinet photographs. Two are slightly different views from the same sitting of the Arapaho chief Sharp Nose wearing a military jacket; one of theses is inked 39 on the print, which corresponds to the title Sharp Nose on Baker & Johnston's List of Indian Pictures imprinted o... > Item Details
Hamilton & Hoyt Stereoviews of Sioux Chiefs, Plus
Lot # 316 - Hamilton & Hoyt Stereoviews of Sioux Chiefs, Plus
Lot of 3 American Indian stereoviews, including the following: Medicine Bear - Sioux Chief. He poses in a shirt with quilled strips, wearing a fur hat, a grizzly bear claw necklace, and claws on his moccasins. He is holding an eagle wing fan and his pipe and stem; and Sen-Da-Gris-Ka - Spotted Tail. ... > Item Details
Soup Bowl From Lincoln White House Pattern
Lot # 201 - Soup Bowl From Lincoln White House Pattern
French, ca 1873-1884. A Haviland, Limoges soup bowl ordered during the administration of either President U.S. Grant, 1873, or President Chester Arthur, 1884, from the Lincoln White House design. The center printed and painted with a brown eagle clasping a laurel branch and a cluster of arrows in hi... > Item Details
James Redpath ALS on printed circular letter to John Brown, Jr., Nov. 8, 1860
Lot # 158 - James Redpath ALS on printed circular letter to John Brown, Jr., Nov. 8, 1860
3pp. Among the abolitionists and supporters of John Brown, few had a longer and more interesting public career than James Redpath, the writer, editor, and publicist. A Scottish emigrant, Redpath began writing passionate articles against slavery soon after his arrival in Michigan in the late 1840s, ... > Item Details
Single Lens Stereoscopic Wet Plate Camera
Lot # 180 - Single Lens Stereoscopic Wet Plate Camera
A dovetailed, mahogany, sliding box-in-box wet plate camera with maker's plate H. Squire & Co. / Makers / 52 King William St. / London Bridge. Squire was at this address from 1856 to 1868. The ground glass focusing screen measures 3 x 4 in., the stereoscopic plate holder back measures 3.25 x 6.75 in... > Item Details
US Civil War M-1861 Rifle Made by Colt
Lot # 108 - US Civil War M-1861 Rifle Made by Colt
This M-1861 .58 cal. 40" barrel rifle made by Colt and dated 1862 on lockplate. Heavy pitting around breach. Nice dark patina to wood and retains ramrod. > Item Details
Sergeant Boston Corbett CDV
Lot # 199 - Sergeant Boston Corbett CDV
An anonymous cdv portrait of Boston Corbett, the man who shot John Wilkes Booth, identified in ink below image. Corbett is dressed in uniform, his kepi resting to his left on a flag-draped table, with a painted backdrop view of the battle between the Monitor and Merrimac. Corbett was with the 16th N... > Item Details
Battle of Gettysburg Reunion and Souvenir Medals
Lot # 142 - Battle of Gettysburg Reunion and Souvenir Medals
Lot of 8, including the following: 2-part Gettysburg veteran's medal for New York Day / Dedication of State Monuments at Gettysburg July 1, 2, 3 1893, 2.75 in. ln.; 3-part New York veteran's medal for the dedication of an Equestrian Statue of General Slocum, dated Sept. 1902, 3.25 in. ln.; 3-part Ne... > Item Details
Joseph Hooker Autographed CDV as Major General
Lot # 47 - Joseph Hooker Autographed CDV as Major General
A cdv portrait of Joseph Hooker, with C.D. Fredericks & Co. New York backmark, and inked inscription below image Joseph Hooker / Maj. Gen. "Fighting Joe" Hooker (1814-1879) ascended to command the Army of the Potomac in the wake of McClellan’s dismissal and was in turn replaced by Meade following Ch... > Item Details
Shindler and Jackson Studio Portraits of American Indians
Lot # 299 - Shindler and Jackson Studio Portraits of American Indians
Lot of 4 albumen photographs, one produced by Zeno Shindler and one by W.H. Jackson, approx. 5.25 x 7.25 in., on cream-colored mounts, 10.75 x 13.75 in. The sitters are misidentified in ink below each portrait. Includes the following: Chip-pin, "Always Riding", a Uta Chief, Washington, 1868; Ta-tow-... > Item Details
Rix family letters, 1868-1903, Connecticut Pioneers in Iowa
Lot # 218 - Rix family letters, 1868-1903, Connecticut Pioneers in Iowa
Approx. 182 letters. For nearly four hundred years, geography and the lure of cheap land in the west have pulled New England families apart. Moving through upstate New York to the upper Midwest and finally to the Plains states by the end of the nineteenth century, New Englanders made truly extended... > Item Details
Rutherford B. Hayes Peace Medal
Lot # 294 - Rutherford B. Hayes Peace Medal
Bronzed copper medal, oval, 2.25 x 3 in. The obverse features a bust portrait of Rutherford B. Hayes and reads Rutherford B. Hayes / President of the United States; the reverse features a farmer showing an Indian chief the "benefits of civilization" at center, and reads PEACE / 1877 in the top panel... > Item Details
Reverend Charles S. Coit Family Archive, Including Outdoor Daguerreotype of his Port Jervis, NJ Church
Lot # 179 - Reverend Charles S. Coit Family Archive, Including Outdoor Daguerreotype of his Port Jervis, NJ Church
Lot of 75+, including 33 photographs and 40+ letters and/or newspaper clippings related to Rev. Charles S. Coit and his family. Coit (b. 1822), born in New York City, received the calling to go into the ministry in 1843, and studied at Pennington Seminary. Starting in the mid-1840s, he was appointed... > Item Details
Type One Snell Bayonet Made for 1841 Rifle
Lot # 112 - Type One Snell Bayonet Made for 1841 Rifle
Blade 21.75 in. Bore diameter in lower brass ring is .906 in. with steel locking lug. Steel ring in pommel held by a screw through brass pommel. Steel ring diameter is .922 in. Handle is 4.8125 in. long. Complete with brass tip, brass throat, and leather scabbard. > Item Details
Robert E.  Lee and Confederate Generals at White Sulphur Springs, WV, Albumen Photograph, Plus
Lot # 43 - Robert E. Lee and Confederate Generals at White Sulphur Springs, WV, Albumen Photograph, Plus
Lot of 4, featuring this rare albumen photograph, which is one of two known versions that was taken by D.A. Anderson & G.G. Johnson in August 1869 during Lee's third annual trip to visit the "healing" waters of White Sulphur in West Virginia, 6.25 x 4.5 in., mounted, 12 x 10 in. The better known Con... > Item Details
CSA Major R.P. Chew, Horse Artillery, Trevilian's Station  Battle Report
Lot # 88 - CSA Major R.P. Chew, Horse Artillery, Trevilian's Station Battle Report
12pp, 7.25 x 10 in. No location other than Headquarters Horse Artillery, 16 Nov. 1864. First and last sheet written on one side only; center sheets use both sides. This is Major Chew's quarterly report of operations from 4 May to 31 Aug. 1864. Grant was headed to Richmond, and in an attempt to cut o... > Item Details
CDV Album with Two Confederate Portraits
Lot # 20 - CDV Album with Two Confederate Portraits
A small family group containing 17 mostly unidentified civilian portraits with two anonymous Confederate officers in uniform and one disparate Yankee infantryman. The cartes display a diverse geographical range of back marks including St. Louis, New Orleans, Mobile, and Austin, Texas. One of the Con... > Item Details
Edgar Allan Poe Long Lost Letter
Lot # 213 - Edgar Allan Poe Long Lost Letter
"The Shroud of Philadelphia." 1p, approx. 7.75 x 10 in. Philadelphia, 18 July [18]42; unpublished. Addressed to Oscar T. Keeler, Esqr., New York on verso. Together with engraving of Poe by A.C. Smith, engraved by Welch & Walker for the "Our Contributors" profile in Graham's Magazine in February 1845... > Item Details
Charles J. Belden Photograph of Cattle Branding
Lot # 273 - Charles J. Belden Photograph of Cattle Branding
Silver gelatin photograph with backstamp Photo Copyright by Charles J. Belden Z/T Ranch Pitchfork, Wyoming, capturing a herd of cattle gathered on a hillside, while cowboys keep watch over them. The smoking pile along the lower right portion of the photo indicates that this might be a shot of cattle... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: