Response to 1st Sgt P
Thanks for your comments; I really appreciate your observations from within the funeral profession. I'm actually the exceutive director of the funeral museum in Springfield, IL, which was created by the IL Funeral Directors Assn. You may have read about us in the funeral trade press or seen me at the National convention. I'm a historian who's been studying your profession full-time for the past seven years.
I'd strongly encourage you to consider creating a CW field embalmer impression. There are too few out there today, which led us to create our personas as a component of our educational programming efforts. By combining your inside knowledge of modern practices and human physiology along with historical practices, you could become one of the best in reenacting. If I can assist, please let me know. We could save you years of research time and guide you to watch for the proper instruments and equipment.
I remain as ever, your faithful & obedient servant,
aka Benjamin Franklin Lyford, M.D.
Drs. Chamberlain & Lyford, Principal Embalming Surgeons
Washington City, D. C.
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Traveling with while in the field:
Mid-States Living History Association, Indianapolis, IN
10th Illinois Cavalry Regiment, Springfield, IL
The Society of Civil War Surgeons