American Civil War: Support Services of the Confederate Army

by Rodger Woltjer

Merriam Press Military History

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After the Battle of Malvern Hill as part of the Seven Days’ Battle (June 25 – July 1, 1862), casualties on both sides were scattered on the battlefield. Surgeon Lafayette Guild, Medical Director, Army of Northern Virginia, reported to the Surgeon General, COL Samuel Preston Moore, on actions he had taken. Part of that report included, “Of course there are many Federal wounded that cannot be moved yet, and as you are aware our transportation is very deficient. In all there must be nearly 30 Federal medical officers within our lines, and of course have required little or no surgical aid from us. They have, however, asked for food, and having been accustomed to such luxuries as coffee, tea, arrowroot, sago, jellies, &c., were disappointed in getting nothing but flour or hard bread and bacon…”
Military support for the Confederate Army was a constant battle from the very beginning in the American Civil War. Starting from nothing required stellar responses from those tasked with arming, clothing, feeding, and caring for troops over large expanses of often times unfamiliar territory ranging from Virginia to Arizona.
“Support Services of the Confederate Army” identifies many of these difficulties and successes experienced during a devastating conflict that tore at the hearts of both the South and the North.

Contents

Introduction
The Departments
Quartermaster-General
Commissary-General
Chief of Ordnance
Chief of Engineer Bureau
Surgeon General
Chief of the Bureau of Nitre and Mining
Chief of Finance Bureau
Summary
Support Services of the Confederate Army 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

359 8.5x11-inch pages
108 photos and illustrations

American Civil War: Support Services of the Confederate Army

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