Union Medical Officers Uniforms and Equipment

Union medical officers did not have a branch color in the manner of the combat branches, but did wear the distinctive letters MS (Medical Service) surrounded by a wreath as an insignia on headgear. In addition, dress epaulettes also bore the letters MS, together with a green silk sash worn with a distinctive Model 1840 medical officer's sword. Surgeons usually were accorded the rank of major, and assistant surgeons that of first lieutenant.

The known owners of these items were: Asst. Surgeon David R.

Beaver, 191st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (2); Asst. Surgeon Joseph K. Corson, 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves (7); Surgeon P. B. Goddard (1); Asst. Surgeon John Huston, 81st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (6); Surgeon Philip Leidy, 119th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (9, 12); Asst. Surgeon Charles Archibald McCall (11); Surgeon George L. McCook (15, 18); Surgeon B.R. Miller, 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (17); Surgeon Pratt (10, 13, 14, 16); Surgeon John J. Reese (3).

1 Silvered Model 1840 medical officer's sword

2 Wool sack coat

3 Model 1840 medical officer's sword

4 Medical case made by Schively, Philadelphia

5 Brass tourniquet from item 4

6 Medical officer's sash

7 Pocket case

8 Horse tack box

9 Forage cap

10 Shoulder straps

11 Wool frock coat

12 Dress epaulettes

13 Sword belt

14 Officer's sash

15 Medical case

16 One of the three trays of instruments

17 Non-regulation sword

18 Instrument from McCook's medical case

1 Silvered Model 1840 medical officer's sword

2 Wool sack coat

3 Model 1840 medical officer's sword

4 Medical case made by Schively, Philadelphia

5 Brass tourniquet from item 4

6 Medical officer's sash

7 Pocket case

8 Horse tack box

9 Forage cap

10 Shoulder straps

11 Wool frock coat

12 Dress epaulettes

13 Sword belt

14 Officer's sash

15 Medical case

16 One of the three trays of instruments

17 Non-regulation sword

18 Instrument from McCook's medical case

Army Medical Officers Uniform

The Civil W/i' L ib/.i/y and Musoum. Philadelphia,

17. Don Tromm Collection 8.

Horse Medical Scubs

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