The train rolled into the station and the soldiers filed off
The 2n Florida Volunteer Infantry Field Hospital was set up and waiting for the wounded.
Many doctors who saw service in the Civil War had never been to medical school, but had served an apprenticeship in the office of an established practitioner.
Eighty percent of all wounds during the Civil War were in the extremities. Civil War Facts
In the battle of Gettysburg, 1,100 ambulances were in use. The medical director of the Union army boasted that all the wounded were picked up from the field within 12 hours after the battle was over. This was a far cry from the second battle of Bull Run, when many of the wounded were left on the field in the rain, heat, and sun for three or four days. Civil War Facts
Above is the surgeon and the nurse with the whiskey bottle ready. the nurse was working on a soldier on the ground, the surgeon tapped her on the shoulder, she said I am busy, he tapped again, she turned the Doctor said "It's your son" and the soldier fell into her arms. (these guys were talented actors)
Enlarge the photo above and you can see the dead man under the blanket peaking out and smiling at me.
Tomorrow " Period Costumes".........