Photograph from www.vivandiere.net
May originally be from the USMI in Carlisle, Catalog #RG98S-CWP4.30
Kady Brownell Tent #36 is located on Long Island and also includes members from NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut. This tent was founded July 22, 1918, and named for a woman who enlisted with her husband in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry Volunteers the day after Fort Sumter fell. Kady Brownell 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, and Kady was granted a veteran's pension of $8/month.
Quarterly meetings are held September through May in member's homes. Some of the activities Tent members participate in include assisting the Vets Place in Yaphank, attending President Grant's Birthday Celebration at Grant's Tomb in April, and the Family Roots II Fair sponsored by the Genealogy Federation of Long Island in April.
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