Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Confederate Medical Service
- Clara Barton was a nurse and used the Red Cross symbol to distinguish
herself and other during the recovery of the wounded.
On Tue, 25 Sep 2001 01:23:24 +0930, email@example.com wrote:
Interesting as this is the first time I have heard of it
> I recall, and might be wrong, that people engaged ONLY in helping the
> wounded wore a red hatband, headband or armband in the 'hopes' that it
> would be recognized when near the front lines...
> --- In civilwarwest@y..., "Nathan A Fuschetto" <fuschy@p...> wrote:
> > Hello to all,
> > I have been a long time reader of this forum, and have long been
> impressed with the thought given to most of the posts. I hope that
> some of you may be able to help me with a little research I am doing.
> > I am a living history reenactor whose primary impression is that
> of a Hospital Steward assigned to a regimental hospital. I have been
> searching for details on the uniform, if any that was worn by this
> service, particularily in the Confederate Army.
> > So far, the only information I have found are the memoirs of
> Deering J. Roberts, who was a surgeon in the Confederate Army. He
> states that te medical service uniforwas the same as the infantry
> except, that the insignia was of black color. He states that stewards
> wore the chevrons of an orderly sergeant, but were black in color.
> > Do any of you know anything about this subject? Please let me
> > Regards,
> > Nathan Fuschetto
> > 14thOVI/3rdArk
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