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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: SOP: Surgeons attached to brigades

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  • Mark Schmidt
    The ambulance may have had some things in them, but it would have been the stuff needed for the wounded. Bandages, drugs, stuff like that. Also the Corps
    Message 1 of 10 , Jul 29, 2006
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      The ambulance may have had some things in them, but it would have been the stuff needed for the wounded. Bandages, drugs, stuff like that.
      Also the Corps medical commander would have know about little building for hospitals. So the ambulance could have had a medical tent in them so the medical supply wagans could carry the drugs and other  things.
      Also the regimental kitchen was assigned to the hospital. SO they would have had to carry the food as well at times.
      On the egde of the battle field would have been stations to care for wounded.
      Field Hospital was a term the no longer used because before late 62 each regimental doctor had to care for their own men. Most were doctors not surgeons, so there was many problems.
      After switch, they were replaced. The regimantal doctors care for the day to day care and then wounds that did not need operating on.
      Bridage hospital took their place with the operationing teams. Where they set up would have been taken care of by Division commander or corps.
      Hope that answer your question.


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