With the 150th of 1861, the units portraying the medical department of the Army of the Valley have been busy preparing for the 150th McDowell.

We have a number of medical officers serving the separate regiments of the Army, 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 1862 confederate Medical Departmental invoices for field service and will be distributed shortly.

Example paperwork for has been collected for Reports of Sick and Wounded. These examples will also being used to prepare sick call at the event for a more accurate portrayal of sick call. Reproduction February 1862 printing of the Monthly Report of Sick and Wounded has been reproduced for the members of the department.

Example Surgeon's Morning Reports have been reproduced and used at Leesburg, which will be used again at MdDowell based on original reports from the 4th Alabama, 2nd Mississippi and 11th Mississippi reports from late May/early June 1861 at Harper's Ferry.

Casualty reports are being examined and transcribed to be provided to regimental commanders to prepare casualty cards. currently 3 of the 6 regiments have been transcribed.

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 May 1862, 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 May 1862 medical department experience.

If this is something that interests you, or if you'd like to serve with us at McDowell, please contact me.