Frank Brownell's Medal of Honor

Description
Physical Description
Brass-colored metal on ribbon awarded to Sergeant Frank E. Brownell, inscribed “The Congress/to/Sergeant/Frank/E./Brownell/Co. "A" 11th New York/Volunteers".
Specific History
When Brownell was awarded the Medal of Honor, it was not inscribed. Brownell returned the medal and asked that it be engraved with the details of his information. The government complied and the medal was returned with the engraving.
Object Name
medal
recipient
Brownell, Frank E.
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
silk (ribbon material)
Measurements
average spatial: 2 in x 4 in; x 5.08 cm x 10.16 cm
box-outer dimension: 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 6.35 cm x 11.43 cm
associated place
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
ID Number
1979.0425.038
catalog number
1979.0425.038
accession number
1979.0425
subject
Medal of Honor
related event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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