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  • Julie Davis

    David: Private Francis Brownell - 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. Original photographs from the Civil War

  • Randall Chambers

    Private Francis Brownell, recieved the first Medal of Honor awarded during the American Civil War, I think I used this image in one ofmy pieces at http://www.randallchambers.com #civilwar

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Private Francis Brownell--Zouave uniform Zouave was the title given to certain light infantry regiments in the French Army, normally serving in French North Africa between 1831 and 1962.

CDV's of Francis Brownell (left) and Colonel Elmer Ellsworth. After Pres. Lincoln spotted a large Confederate flag flying over nearby Alexandria just days after Virginia's secession, Ellsworth & his Zouaves marched to take it down. In so doing, the Innkeeper, shot and killed Ellsworth. Brownell, promptly avenged his leader's death by killing the Innkeeper. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in so doing. Note the flag under Brownell's feet in photo.

Union Private John Jefferson Williams was killed May 13th 1865; he is thought to be last soldier killed in the Civil War.

Kill the Bastards! Kill the Bastards! A sign hanging above a roadway to remind US soldiers to give no mercy to the enemy.

Artillery Private and Wife. In addition to the crossed cannon insignea, this soldier's cap. Includes the letter "C" indicating his company or battery, but his regiment is unknown.Photo taken by J. S. Young, Washington, Pennsylvania. The presence of a tax stamp on the reverse indicates that this was made between late 1864 and early 1866.

The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia.

In May 1861, Col. Elmer Ellsworth was shot by the proprietor of the Marshall House hotel in Alexandria after removing a Confederate flag from the roof, becoming the first Union officer killed in the Civil War.

Black confederate soldier...yes there were many who fought on both sides

black rebel...how sad his name is unknown. Confederate cemetery. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Monument to Henry Wyatt, the first Confederate Soldier killed in battle

Unknown Confederate Soldier by civil war grave sites, via Flickr