Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Bern, NC, Gets Sword Back

March 23rd WUNC Radio, 91.5 FM.

A sword that was carried at the Civil War Battle of New Bern in North Carolina, has been returned to the city (the article didn't say where. It belonged to a Union soldier, but not just any Union soldier. This one was female who evidently did not hide her sex as did some others. She served alongside her husband.

Her name was Kady Brownell who helped save her Rhode Island regiment from friendly fire by climbing to high ground where, using her unit's flag, she waved off other Union forces preparing to attack her group.

The sword was hers as photographs of her with it were taken as well as her name on the scabbard.

A Bit of Interesting History. --Old B-Runner

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