Lieutenant Francis Brownell of Co. A, 11th New York Infantry Regiment, the Fire Zouaves, 1861. At his feet on the floor, is the Confederate flag removed from the Marshall House Inn, Alexandria, VA on May 24, 1861. He avenged the death of his Colonel, Elme

Wearing a makeshift mourning band and a variety of pendants and cockades on his Zouave jacket, Private Brownell plants a foot on the notorious Confederate flag. It took more than a decade for him to receive his Medal of Honor. (Library of Congress)
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