Saber Bayonet for Model 1855 Rifle used by Frank E. Brownell

Description (Brief)
Sergeant Frank E. Brownell, of the Ellsworth Zouaves, stabbed James W. Jackson, the proprietor of the Marshall House hotel at Alexandria, VA with this bayonet. Jackson had mortally wounded Col. E.E. Ellsworth, United States Volunteers, for hauling down the Confederate flag from the hotel roof.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bayonet, saber
date made
ca 1855
associated person
Brownell, Frank E.
Ellsworth, Elmer E.
overall: 3 3/4 in x 26 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 67.31 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 26 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 9.8425 cm x 67.31 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Edged Weapons
Civil War
Frank E. Brownell
Civil War
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Frank E. Brownell
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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