BROWNELL, FRANCIS E. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 11th New York Infantry. Place and date: Alexandria, Va., 24 May 1861.

Entered service at:   Troy, N.Y.

Birth:   New York.

Date of issue:   26 January 1877.

Citation:   Killed the murderer of Colonel Ellsworth at the Marshall House Alexandria, Va. First Civil War deed to merit Medal of Honor.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)