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Ambulance drill in the field—the newly organized corps soon after Antietam This busy scene of 1862 reveals an ‘ambulance drill’ of the newly organized and wellequipped corps. On the left is a man on a litter with his arm thrown above his head. Another man on a litter with his leg encased in a sort of ready-made cast in just being loaded into the ambulance. On the right, near the drum, an orderly is presenting a cup of water to the ‘wounded’ man comfortably reposing on a blanket. Beside him is a medical officer majestically directing affairs. Another orderly in the background on the right is kneeling by another ‘wounded’ man, who is also gazing at the camera. The man in the foreground is playing his part well. He is lying on the bare ground, and his cap lies at a little distance from his head. This photograph would have comforted the anxious friends and relatives at home in 1862, from its portrayal of the efficiency of the organization.


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