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Francis E Brownell -Co A 11th NY Vol. Fire Zouaves. Private Brownell is the soldier that killed James Jackson (the proprietor of the Marshall House) after Jackson killed Colonel Elmer Ellsworth for pulling down the large Confederate flag at the Marshall House.Alexandria Va

Women in the civil war were not allowed unless they were nurses. Four hundred women served in the war. Some historical records show that over sixty women were wounded or killed in the war.

Rocky Hill Castle is a historic plantation home in Courtland, Alabama. Built in the 1820's, but when the Civil War broke out it was used by Confederates as a hospital. Some say that the spirits of Civil War soldiers and tortured slaves haunt the premises, as well as the mysterious 'lady in blue'.

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.

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Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color This photo by Alexander Gardner, originally Brady's apprentice, depicts Union Colonel James H. Childs (middle, standing) & several other officers at Westover Landing, VA in 1862. Childs was later killed at the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day in American history. 22,717 soldiers were either killed, injured, or missing in action.

Battle of Gettsburg veterans. The picture was taken in 1913, at a reunion held on the battlefield. The man sitting on the rocks is a Confederate soldier, and the man standing is a Union soldier.