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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.

Francis Edwin Brownell (1840 – March 15, 1894) was a soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor for killing James W. Jackson, after he shot Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, colonel of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Brownell's actions marked the first action in the American Civil War to merit the award.

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.

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.

B 629060. Australian soldiers Sergeant C.B. Lewis, Private G.W. Hart, Private Howard N. Kimber, Sergeant F.C. McArtney on leave in Egypt, with the Sphinx and one of the pyramids behind them. WWI

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.

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.

Tomb of a Black Confederate. Confederate cemetery. Chattanooga, Tennessee.