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. American Civil War, Civil Wars, Private Francis, American History, James Jackson, Conf Flags, Marshalls House, Francis Brownell, Honor Awards
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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.
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.