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If it be estimated that for each of these officers, one surgeon and two assistant-surgeons were appointed, and served in field and hospital, then the Confederate Medical Corps was composed of about the following:


This estimate places the number of surgeons and assistantsur-geons at too high a figure, as may be shown by the following considerations:

a. Many regiments and battalions had not more than two medical officers.

b. The casulties of war were much more numerous, and promotion was much more rapid, amongst the line officers than in the Medical Staff.

A more accurate estimate of the actual number of medical officers actively engaged in the Confederate army during the war 1861-‘65, may be based upon the number of regiments, battalions and legions of infantry, cavalry and artillery, furnished by the individual States, during the civil war:

Total number of regiments—infantry536
Total number of regiments—cavalry124
Total number of regiments—artillery13

These regiments were furnished by the individual States, as follows:

North Carolina6054

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