Medal of Honor Action Place: Great Gulf Bay & Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Benton during the attack on Great Gulf Bay, 2 May 1863, and Vicksburg, 22 May 1863. Carrying out his duties with coolness and courage, Brownell served gallantly against the enemy as captain of a 9-inch gun in the attacks on Great Gulf and Vicksburg and as a member of the Battery Benton before Vicksburg.
Accredited to: New York
Awarded Posthumously: No
Born: July 12, 1839, NY, United States
Died: April 26, 1915, New York, NY, United States
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery (MH) (GG-31), New Bedford, MA, United States