The collection and preparation of indigenous remidies by and for the Confederate medical service was handled by Medical Purveyors at Medical Laboratories in cities like Richmond and Columbia.
This was not done in the field nor is there evidence of indigenous remidies being used in field service to any large degree. For a list of what a North Carolina surgeon was supplied with from Jun '63 through December '64 read "Darkness Ablaze." Only one indigenous remidy is listed. The rest are standards from the Pharmecopiea.
There is evidence that indigenous remidies were used to some degree in general hospitals located in cities and towns far from the field armies.
The field use of indigenous remidies beyond documented examples and the preparation and collection of indigenous remedies in the field by reenactors not a true portrayal of history.
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Medical Director Bee's Brigade - 150th First Manassas
Medical Director Evans' Brigade - 150th Leesburg
Medical Director Valley District - 150th McDowell
Chief Surgeon of Division - 150th Seven Pines/Seven Days
Chief Surgeon of Division - 150th Sharpsburg
Chief Surgeon Heth's Division - 150th Gettysburg