Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 4.5" H x 2.25" W x 0.5" D
Brass colored metal on ribbon.
Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Frank E. Brownell, Private, Company A, 11th New York Infantry. This is the second Medal of Honor awarded to Frank E. Brownell for avenging the death of Col. Elmer Ellsworth on May 24, 1861. Brownell was not pleased with the inscription, and sent the medal back. He was given this second medal with an inscription he had written himself, "The Congress to Sergt Frank E. Brownell, 11th N.Y. Vol Inf'y for gallantry in shooting the murderer of Col. Ellsworth at Alexandria, VA, May 24, 1861.