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Frank Brownell’s Medal of Honor
National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Frank Brownell’s Medal of Honor

Catalog #: 6955    Accession #: 30411
Credit: Division of Military History & Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 4.5" H x 2.25" W x 0.5" D

Physical Description

Brass colored metal on ribbon.

Specific History

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.


Keywords

Country: United States
State: Virginia
War: Civil War
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