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Francis E. Brownell

Born: 1840

Death: Mar 15, 1894

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Francis E. Brownell

Date of Birth : 1840
Date of Death : Mar 15, 1894
Birth Place : New York City

Francis Edwin Brownell 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.

Also known as

  • Francis Brownell
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