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Organization of a Medical relief Corps during the reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, at Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 2, 3, and 4, 1890.

An organization of a ‘Medical’ Relief Corps was proposed by Dr. Jones, as accidents were likely to occur amongst the large army of Confederate veterans assembled from the surrounding States in Chattanooga, which would require the prompt aid of the medical profession.

The following physicians were appointed and requested to go on duty and act as a Medical Relief Corps, at the places designated, during the 3d, 4th and 5th of July, beginning at 8 A. M. each day. They will be relieved hourly, and take their turns in the order named:

At L. J. Sharp & Co.'s: Drs. E. A. Cobleigh, J. L. Gaston, G. M. Ellis, J. F. Sheppard, W. P. Creig, E. E. Kerr, W. B. Lee, Frederick B. Stapp, I. S. Dunham, D. E. Nelson, C. S. Wright, R. F. Wallace. [139]

Snodgrass Hill: W. T. Hope, J. L. Atlee, Vaulx Gibbs, C. F. McGahan, W. B. Wells, A. M. Boyd, J. J. McConnell, W. C. Townes, Cooper Holtzclaw, A. P. Van Deever, T. C. V. Barkley.

Court-House: L. Y. Green, J. E. Reeves, G. A. A. Baxter, H. L. McReynolds. H. B. Wilson, F. M. Leverson, B. S. Wert, W. B. Bogart, E. B. Wise, H. Berlin, Y. J. Abernathy, J. R. Rathwell.

Joseph Jones, Surgeon-General United Confederate Veterans. G. W. Drake, Medical Director. P. D. Sims, Chief of Staff. L. H. Wilson, Register.

All visiting physicians and surgeons of the Confederate States Army and Confederate States Navy, are requested to register at L. H. Wilson's drug store, 829 Market street.

After the committee was appointed, Dr. Jones, read his report to General John B. Gordon, Commander United Confederate Veterans.

Dr. J. E. Reeves delivered a short address, in which he complimented Dr. Jones very highly on the manner and thoroughness of his report, and in conclusion offered a motion to appoint a committee to draft suitable resolutions in regard to Dr. Jones' report. The following gentlemen composed the committee: Drs. Drake, Holtzclaw, Hope, Rees and Howard.

A recess of a few minutes allowed the committee time to retire and draft resolutions. The following are the resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:

whereas, We have been honored by the presence of Dr. Joseph Jones, Surgeon-General of the United Confederate Veterans; and

whereas, We have heard his able report to the illustrious General John B. Gordon, Commanding-General of the United Confederate Veterans, whose presence will also grace this reunion occasion; therefore,

Resolved, That we, surviving members of the Medical Corps of the Confederate Army and Navy, and the medical profession, tender to Dr. Jones our gratitude for his very able presentation of the objects to be gained by the assembling of the survivors of the Medical Corps of the Confederate Army and Navy.

Resolved, That he has placed the whole medical profession of the United States under obligations for his self-sacrificing labor in raising from oblivion the priceless statistics relating to the medical history of the Confederate Army and Navy.

Resolved, That we bespeak the earnest co-operation of the surviving surgeons of the Confederate Army and Navy, in his efforts to [140] procure the imperishable roster his unselfish labors have so auspiciously begun.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the press for publication.

The following insignia, prepared and presented in silver and gold by Surgeon-General Joseph Jones, will be adopted and worn by the surviving members of the Medical Corps of United Confederate Veterans: Silver disk, one inch in diameter, containing a gold cross, on which are thirteen stars; on face inside edge, ‘Medical Corps, C. S. A. and C. S. N., 1861-‘65.’ On reverse—‘United Confederate Veterans, 1890.’ Name and rank of officer on both faces.

After a short discussion, the meeting adjourned.

The following chairman of committees will look after the visiting physicians from the States which they represent:

AlabamaB. S. West, 714 Market street.

ArkansasG. A. Baxter, 115 east Eighth street.

FloridaF. T. Smith, 10 west Ninth street.

KentuckyL. Y. Green, Lookout Mountain.

LouisianaW. L. Gahagan, 10 west Ninth street.

MarylandE. A. Cobleigh, 729 Chestnut street.

MississippiN. C. Steele, 722 east Seventh street.

MissouriH. L. McReynolds, 638 Market street.

North CarolinaT. G. Magee, 518 Georgia avenue.

South CarolinaC. F. McGahan, Richardson block.

TennesseeP. D. Silms, 713 Georgia avenue.

TexasE. B. Wise, 713 Georgia avenue.

VirginiaG. W. Drake, 320 Walnut street.

West VirginiaJ. E. Reeves, 20 McCallie avenue.

New England States—E. M. Eaton, 20 east Eight street.

Middle States—F. M. Severson, 826 Market street.

Western States—J. J. Durand, 208 Pine street.

North—western States—E. F. Kerr, 709 Market street.

CanadaG. M. Ellis, 826 Market street.

Foreign Countries—H. Berlin, 600 Market street.

W. Drake, M. D., Medical Director.

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