Col. Elmer E. Ellsworths avenger, Private Francis E. Brownell, is seen in this photograph by Mathew Brady dressed in his Zouave uniform and wearing a mourning band tied around his left arm. He is standing on the secession flag taken from the Marshall House. He is holding the rifle with the sword bayonet with which he used to kill the Alexandria secessionist, James W. Jackson.
Civil War Veteran - Charles Wright Wills (Apr. 17, 1840 - Mar. 24, 1883) initially enlisted as a private in the 8th Illinois Infantry; near the end of the war he had been promoted to major in the 103rd Illinois Infantry.
Civil War Veteran - Pvt. Benjamin Franklin (c 1832 - Oct. 23, 1899), Co. H, 2nd Reg., MN Cavalry. During winter of 1865, 4 men were sent to Fort Ridgley, they were caught in a blizzard, all froze to death except Ben. After 8 days, he was found by a band of Indians who took him to the Fort, the Surgeon refused to do anything for him saying he would die but he didn't. He lost his limbs and part of his nose. He was the only Soldier of the Civil War to be Mustered out without arms or legs.
Civil War Veteran - Martin Van Buren Bates (Nov. 9, 1837 - Jan. 7, 1919) and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, known as the "Kentucky River Giant" for his great height, measured seven feet, eleven 1/2 inches tall, and weighed 478 pounds. He served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."
Civil War Veteran - Col Eli H Baxter (Jan., 1837 - Jan., 1868) served in the 28th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Randal's) (1st Lance) Co. F. Seen here wearing a hat with “MG,” Marshall Guards from Marshall, Texas, in brass and a “1″ for 1st Texas Infantry, ca. 1861-1865.