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

Geronimo and Natches Boudoir Photograph
Lot # 331 - Geronimo and Natches Boudoir Photograph
An early 20th-century silver print produced from the original negative by C.S. Fly, with no photographer's mark, identified in ink on mount as Geronimo riding horse on left, with Natches riding a horse beside him, and Geronimo's son standing to Natches' right, 7 x 5 in., on off-white mount, 8.5 x 5.... > Item Details
Audenried's Discussion of Sherman's Secret Mission to Mexico
Lot # 63 - Audenried's Discussion of Sherman's Secret Mission to Mexico
7 ALsS by Joseph C. Audenreid, discussing travels to Cuba, Mexico, Texas, Nov.-Dec. 1866. After touring the west with Sherman, Audenried continued his tour, returning by way of Texas, Mexico, and Cuba, writing long and unusually descriptive letters. With Texas just beginning Reconstruction and Cuba ... > Item Details
S.J. Morrow Stereoview, <i>Signing a Treaty of Peace, July 11th 1870, at Ft. Berthold, D.T.</i>
Lot # 301 - S.J. Morrow Stereoview, Signing a Treaty of Peace, July 11th 1870, at Ft. Berthold, D.T.
A fine view from S.J. Morrow's series The Great North-West, on regular-sized mount featuring his Yankton, Dakota imprint, with penciled title below image. The stereoview captures the Sisseton (Sioux), Arikarees, Gros Ventres, and Mandans signing a peace treaty. Morrow arrived in Yankton, the new cap... > Item Details
Post-Mortem Daguerreotypes of Young Children, Including View in Casket
Lot # 177 - Post-Mortem Daguerreotypes of Young Children, Including View in Casket
Two sixth plate daguerreotypes of young children, presumably from the same family, lightly tinted, housed in the same case, including a portrait of one of the children in a small casket, peacefully laid to rest, produced by W.R.H. Sailer, Daguerreotypist, 225 N. 2nd St., above Vine, as indicated by ... > Item Details
Timothy O'Sullivan's Complete Wheeler Expedition Stereoview Set
Lot # 258 - Timothy O'Sullivan's Complete Wheeler Expedition Stereoview Set
Lot of 50 views, all arched-top albumen prints on yellow card stock Expeditions of 1871-1874, 1st Lt. Geo. M. Wheeler Corps of Engineers Commanding. Consecutively numbered 1-50, with printed titles on verso War Department Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the 1... > 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
US Civil War M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Import Sword & Scabbard
Lot # 115 - US Civil War M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Import Sword & Scabbard
This sword blade measures 35". The maker of this sword is PDL; contracted for Tiffany and Co. New York. Retains all wire and wrap. > Item Details
Palmquist & Jurgens Cabinet Photograph of Sitting Bull and One Bull
Lot # 311 - Palmquist & Jurgens Cabinet Photograph of Sitting Bull and One Bull
A studio portrait of Sitting Bull with a single eagle feather in his hair and a pipe across his lap, seated next to his nephew, One Bull, who wears a suit coat and wool blanket. Imprinted identification featuring Sitting Bull's facsimile signature and Palmquist & Jurgens' 1884 copyright line below ... > Item Details
William Henry Jackson Collection of Western Cabinet Cards
Lot # 257 - William Henry Jackson Collection of Western Cabinet Cards
Lot of 23 albumen photographs on cream-colored mounts, each with Jackson's Denver, CO imprint on recto and/or verso of mount. Includes the following titles, written in the negatives: Cheyenne Falls (2); Hidden Falls Pike's Peak Trail; Colorado Springs; Gateway. Garden of the Gods; Pike's Peak / Gate... > Item Details
Six Feathers, Arapaho Cabinet Card Photograph by Baker and Johnston
Lot # 322 - Six Feathers, Arapaho Cabinet Card Photograph by Baker and Johnston
A ca 1885 albumen print on an orange cabinet mount penciled Six Feathers, Arapahoe Chief in recto margin, with Baker & Johnston's List of Indian Pictures imprinted on verso, of which this is No. 44. Six Feathers sports an enormous headdress, beaded moccasins, and a fine tacked holster. > Item Details
Sixth Plate Tintype of Confederate Trans-Mississippi Captain
Lot # 13 - Sixth Plate Tintype of Confederate Trans-Mississippi Captain
With a present day note indicating that the image was found in Eastern Texas. The unknown militia officer wears a plain dark-colored triple-breasted frock coat with gilded shoulder straps and a plethora of obscured buttons. The coat is identical to the simple uniform worn in a published photograph ... > Item Details
Confederate, Civil War-Era Journals Written by Wife of CSA Surgeon, Dr. D.L. McLaughlin
Lot # 94 - Confederate, Civil War-Era Journals Written by Wife of CSA Surgeon, Dr. D.L. McLaughlin
2 journals written by Georgietta W. Savage McLaughlin, 1861-1864, journal 1 with approx. 40 pages, plus other pages of essays, journal 2 with approx. 140pp. A passionate secessionist from a slave-holding family from Hampton, Va., Georgietta W. Savage, was a young woman of 19 when the Civil War came ... > Item Details
George A. Custer Autographed CDV by Mathew Brady
Lot # 285 - George A. Custer Autographed CDV by Mathew Brady
A cdv of George Armstrong Custer as Brigadier General, signed boldly on verso, taken on or about February 15, 1864, by Mathew Brady & Co., illustrated in Katz' Custer in Photographs [K-31]. The cdv is accompanied by the wallet in which a woman by the name of Martha Dickerson Bell kept the signed pho... > Item Details
CSA Copy Report of Brigadier General Charles Clark on the Battle of Shiloh
Lot # 93 - CSA Copy Report of Brigadier General Charles Clark on the Battle of Shiloh
4pp, 7.75 x 12 in., Headquarters 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Missi., April 8, 1862. Secretarial copy (probably one of several), signed Chas. Clarke. Born in Lebanon, OH, Charles Clark could trace descent from Mayflower immigrants. He then began a southward migration, going to college in Ken... > Item Details
Chief Joseph Large Format Photograph
Lot # 307 - Chief Joseph Large Format Photograph
An anonymous, albumen photograph of Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph seated, holding a tomahawk across his lap and wearing a knife in his belt, with penciled identification on verso, 6.5 x 8.25 in., on cream-colored mount, 8 x 10 in. According to the consignor, his grandfather, Chris Hartman, acquired ... > Item Details
City of Brooklyn Civil War  Medal-Navy Version Inscribed to <i>J.W. Hollihan,</i>of the USS Housatonic
Lot # 141 - City of Brooklyn Civil War Medal-Navy Version Inscribed to J.W. Hollihan,of the USS Housatonic
A rare example of the Civil War commemorative medal awarded in 1866 to army and navy veteran residing in the City of Brooklyn upon enlistment. Both versions share a bronze planchet measuring 1.25 x 2 in., incorporating the city motto EEN DRAGHT MACKT NAGHT (In Unity There Is Strength) and symbol of... > Item Details
US Civil War Springfield M-1842 Musket
Lot # 107 - US Civil War Springfield M-1842 Musket
This Springfield is .69 cal. with a 42" barrel and 1851 dated on lockplate. Dark patina to wood and retains ramrod. > Item Details
W.H. Jackson, Hayden Expedition Photograph of the Survey Team
Lot # 252 - W.H. Jackson, Hayden Expedition Photograph of the Survey Team
Albumen photograph, 6.75 x 8.75 in., on cream-colored mount, 11 x 14 in., numbered in the negative 303, with inked caption on verso Pack Train of the U.S. Geological Survey travelling in the Woods. This image captures Hayden's survey team as it neared the Montana boundary. The man riding at the head... > Item Details
Half Plate Ambrotype of Early, Identified Frontiersman
Lot # 241 - Half Plate Ambrotype of Early, Identified Frontiersman
A fine, half plate ambrotype of a frontiersman dramatically posed with a whip in his right hand and a hat in his left, wearing a percussion Colt Revolver in his belt, with the name Edward B. Hill penciled on paper lining of case behind image, ca late 1850s. Housed in half case. Unfortunately, there ... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: