Frank Brownell's Medal of Honor

Frank Brownell's Medal of Honor

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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
Brownell, Frank E.
associated place
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
silk (ribbon material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
U.S. General Services Administration. National Archives and Records Service
Medal of Honor
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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