With the 150th First Manassas fast approaching (less than 5 months away), the units portraying the medical department of Bee's Brigade have been busy preparing for the reenactment.
We have a number of medical officers serving the separate regiments of the brigade, coming from many different unaffiliated reenacting units, many of whom are members of this forum. I look forward to serving with all of them. Some of them are the tops in the medical reenacting hobby.
Pharmaceutical guidance has been prepared based on early war confederate Medical Departmental invoices for field service.
Example paperwork for Reports of Sick and Wounded have been disseminated based on original paperwork from the 33rd Virginia Infantry for July 1861. This example is also being used to prepare sick call at the event for a more accurate portrayal of sick call.
Example Surgeon's Morning Reports are being prepared for distribution based on original reports from the 4th Alabama, 2nd Mississippi and 11th Mississippi reports from late May/early June 1861.
The staff of the medical department of the 2nd Mississippi will be operating a period correct dressing station/field hospital during and following the battle.
After the battle members of the medical department will be sent to a original pre-Civil War house which was used as a Confederate hospital immediately following the battle and will be operating a field hospital at that site, taking it over from the 19th century civilian reenactors who will be on site prior to our arrival.
You don't need to be perfect to join us, just the desire to do the best job possible making an accurate portrayal of the Confederate Medical Department in July 1861, and a willingness to make changes as needed to accurately portray the original cast of the Confederate Medical Department.
We still have some openings in the medical department for those interested in a July 1861 medical department experience.
If this is something that interests you, or if you'd like to serve with us at First Manassas, please contact me.