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.

Date Made: ca 1855

Associated Person: Brownell, Frank E.Ellsworth, Elmer E.Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: FirearmsEdged WeaponsWeb Subject: Civil WarRelated Event: Civil War

Subject:

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Frank E. Brownell, Military

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Frank E. Brownell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.5611Catalog Number: 5611Accession Number: 22306

Object Name: bayonetbayonet, saberOther Terms: bayonet; Edged Weapons; Army; Sword

Measurements: 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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-058f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_412316

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.