--Two one-horse ambulances and a four-horse physicians' wagon, taken from the Yankees
on the 21st July, were brought down by the regular freight train on Friday night last, consigned to Major Smith
C. S. A. We presume they were sent as a pattern by which to have some made for the use of our army.--The ambulances are made of hickory and ash, and are the most complete things of the kind we have ever seen.
Each ambulance is made to contain two persons, with a partition running lengthwise to keep them separate.--A lattice litter with folding legs and head piece, with rollers under it, is made to fit either side.
They have only two wheels with four springs, two on each side of the axle — and are very light, and durable.
On the foot-piece of one is marked the maker's name, ‘"Kimball
, Portland, Maine
,"’ and on the other side ‘"3d Reg. Me. Volls."’ The other is marked on the side, in large letters, ‘"U. S.
"’ The top is made very much like a jersey wagon, with oil cloth
cover coming down to the body, making them perfectly secure from the weather.
wagon is something really unique.
At the front and rear it has staples in which to put the flag.
The entrance is from behind, with steps similar to our hotel omnibuses.
On either side are cushioned seats, covered with gutta-percha cloth, and under them are boxes for medicines, instruments, &c. Fastened to the seats with hinges is also another cushioned seat, which can be raised, and, supported by folding legs, makes a most excellent sleeping apartment, capable of accommodating at least eight or ten persons comfortably.
On each side of the wagon are windows, with pivot blinds and curtains.
The cost of getting up such a wagon must have been considerable.
The workmanship is done in a neat and substantial manner, and is worthy of a better cause than that for which it was built.