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  1. Thread: WTB Archer Kit

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    pm sent today

    pm sent today
  2. Thread: WTB Archer Kit

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    Ryan, They are pretty hard to come by. Anybody...

    Ryan,
    They are pretty hard to come by. Anybody who owns one is probably holding it close cause you can't replace them. Keep an eye on Ebay, sometimes they have repro kits and originals that show up...
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    Dixie Leather sells several sizes of bottles and...

    Dixie Leather sells several sizes of bottles and has some carriers for them. Two other sites are www.pelletlabs.com and www.13moons.com. They have the small opening jars and the salt mouth(wide)...
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    There are a few period pics out there that show...

    There are a few period pics out there that show surgeons in a several different of trouser types. I have seen dark blue w/ gold and plain dark blue. These make up the vast majority of trousers seen....
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    Somewhere in my files I have a picture of an...

    Somewhere in my files I have a picture of an anesthesia kit that contained what we call an ether cone. The kit also included tins for chloroform and ether, opium and spirits of ammonia. It had...
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    Surgeons wore the uniform of a junior grade or...

    Surgeons wore the uniform of a junior grade or senior grade officer depending on their standing. Asst. surgeons wore the rank of Lts and captains, surgeons wore the rank of major. Gathering equipment...
  7. I got my confederate oil blanket from Claude on...

    I got my confederate oil blanket from Claude on the first day at McDowell and put it to good use soon thereafter. It was well worth the price.
  8. Thread: Bandages

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    If you are talking about the common roller...

    If you are talking about the common roller bandage, a good place to check is "The Hospital Stewards Manual" by Woodward. You can find it in google books. Pages 304-306 talk about sizes and how to...
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    In the Army of the Potomac the ambulance corps,...

    In the Army of the Potomac the ambulance corps, after it was officially established used green chevrons. NCO's had inverted green chevrons (point up) while privates had the plain green half chevron....
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    An asst surgeon on the field would be limited to...

    An asst surgeon on the field would be limited to what he could carry in a haversack (pocket kit, tourniquets, bandages, an opium plug or pills etc) and what his "knapsack carrier" would have in the...
  11. Thread: Aprons

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    "I just find it hard to believe that a surgeon...

    "I just find it hard to believe that a surgeon even in a battlefield hospital would not wear some sort of covering on themself during surgery. With your vest and shirt potentially covered on blood...
  12. Thread: Aprons

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    John, Do you have any references for surgeons...

    John,
    Do you have any references for surgeons using any type of apron? If you do a search on here there are several discussions about them. There is only 1 picture showing a surgeon with an apron...
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    Thomas, I think he was with historic Manassas...

    Thomas,
    I think he was with historic Manassas or the county. I will contact the Pringle house and try to find out.
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    Pringle House at 150th Manassas

    First off I would like to offer thanks to the Southerrn Division ladies who took in a wayward surgeon 24 hrs early. After much browbeating by my medical director I was reassigned to the hospital for...
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    Yeah. I keep forgetting I live in the middle of...

    Yeah. I keep forgetting I live in the middle of all this and it only takes about 1-3 hrs to get to events.
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    Manassas Weather

    The forecast for this weekend is for ambient temps at 101-102 and a heat index (what it feels like) at 110-120. Its going to be HOT people! Even if you are in good shape and supposedly used to being...
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    Also, it's the beginning of the war. It should...

    Also, it's the beginning of the war. It should look relatively new. Use it for it's intended purpose and it will start to show wear soon enough.
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    First, check out the U.S.A regulations of '61 and...

    First, check out the U.S.A regulations of '61 and '63. If you do it through google books they are easier to reproduce. As far as the haversack, white ones were not covered in the regs so it could be...
  19. Thread: Swords

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    Medical Sword

    The Revised United States Army Regulations of 1861 stated on p.469 para 1544 " For the Medical and Pay Departments - small sword and scabbard, according to the pattern in the Surgeon Generals...
  20. Thread: Chicken guts

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    Gold braid

    The company in England that made it during the ACW still sells it through Dixie Gun Works. It's not cheap (approx $32/yd) but it looks better than the modern stuff a lot of makers use.
  21. Thread: A Challenge

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    Thanks for reminder

    20.00 Done!
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    You are correct. G.O. 147 was only applicable to...

    You are correct. G.O. 147 was only applicable to the Army of the Potomac. It may or may not have been copied in any of the other Federal armies. I have not seen G.O. 106 but that may have started the...
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    From "General Order 147" August 2, 1862, HQ Army...

    From "General Order 147" August 2, 1862, HQ Army of the Potomac;

    3. The privates of the ambulance corps will consist of two men and a driver to each ambulance and one driver to each transport...
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    Yes, that was part of it. It was also to protect...

    Yes, that was part of it. It was also to protect the supplies (including the keg of whiskey) that they carried. Not so much from the soldiers, since a pistol doesn't help much vs a rifle but from...
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    The revision to the army regs that spelled out...

    The revision to the army regs that spelled out the uniform regulations for the newly created ambulance corps specified that the drivers were to carry sidearms.
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