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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.
On May 1st, 1863, Solomon Conn bought a violin in Nashville, Tennessee. By the end of his years as an infantryman in Company B of the 87th Indiana Volunteers, he’d re-purposed it into a diary, inscribing its wood with a list of his travels. as B Company moved across the South, fighting in the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864 and joining in Sherman’s March to the Sea, “There are roughly 30 battles on here. ”
Francis Edwin Brownell (1840 – March 15, 1894) was a soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor for killing James W. Jackson, after he shot Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, colonel of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Brownell's actions marked the first action in the American Civil War to merit the award.
Corporal Henry D. Myers, Company D, 20th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, During the United States Civil War by The Nite Tripper, via Flickr
CHARLESWORTH, J.S.P GUNSHOT WOUND OF THE ILIUM. COL 25th OHIO VOLUNTEERS Battle of CROSS KEYS, VA 1862 CSee also P 175 & 1248 BOUND IN AMM, VOL. 13. SEE REPORT OF A.H. HERVETSON. PUB. IN VOICES OF THE CIVIL WAR: SHENANDOAH 1862