She enlisted w/ her
husband in the 1st RI Infantry Volunteers the day after Fort Sumter
fell. She fought openly alongside her husband in several battles. At the
end of a 3-month enlistment, Kady and her husband re-enlisted in the
5th RI Infantry. Robert was wounded in the battle at New Bern, NC, and
the Brownells were transferred to NY where Robert recuperated. Both were
discharged winter of 1863.