Confederate Medical Officers Uniforms and Equipment

Many features of the Confederate Medical Corps were the same as its Federal counterpart. Ranks were the same, as were the facings and the green sash. Most surgeons' kits were made in the North or imported, and many Southern doctors had been trained in Baltimore, Philadelphia or New York. The major difference was the ever-increasing lack of drugs and medial supplies faced by the Southerners as the war progressed.

1 Lieutenant colonel's frock coat of surgeon Lt. Col. Samuel Bemiss

2 Epaulettes of Dr. G. A. Carter, 53rd Virginia Infantry

3 Civilian cape of Dr. Alexander Yelverton Garnett, surgeon at Robertson Hospital and physician to President Jefferson Davis

4 Forage cap of Dr. William B. Wise

5 Surgeon's frock coat of assistant surgeon, Capt. R. H. Parker

7 Field plate of Dr. Orlando Fairfax

Cavalry Medical Doctor Dress 1865

8 Tourniquet stamped "J. A. King, Mobile"

9 Brass bell from Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Va

10-11 Case of Surgeon Samuel

Hollingsworth Stout, Medical Director of Hospitals, Army of Tennessee

12 Roll of lint bandages

13 Phlebotomy knife found at Gettysburg and carved "Dr. F. Kempt, 17th Va. Vols."

14 Officer's sword c. 1820, the property of Surgeon I. C. Habersham, Savannah 15 Medical officer's sash 16-17 Scalpels from item 20 18-19 Knives from item 20

20 Amputation kit captured at Manassas and used by Dr. James Evans

21 Capt. Parker's sash

Officer Sash

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