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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Confederate Medical Service

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  • Karen Hall
    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,
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      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, civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com wrote:

      Hank,
      Interesting as this is the first time I have heard of it
      Jenny

      >
      > 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...
      >
      >
      > HankC
      >
      > --- 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
      > know.
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > > Nathan Fuschetto
      > > 14thOVI/3rdArk
      >
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