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Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!$
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George C. Rable

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780807826737

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807867938_rable

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Wounds

Wounds

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(p.307) 19 Wounds
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Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!
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George C. Rabie

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807867938_rable.24

This chapter focuses on medical care for wounded soldiers. Confederate military authorities began removing the wounded from farmhouses and temporary field hospitals on December 14 and loaded them onto railcars for transfer to Richmond hospitals. Transportation was a more critical problem for the Federals. Surgeons could make preliminary assessments, care for the superficially injured, and perform simple amputations in the field hospitals, but ultimately many of the wounded would have to be taken either to division hospitals nearer the camps or to much larger facilities in Washington and elsewhere. Here would follow more operations, more convalescence, and more dying.

Keywords:   battle of Fredericksburg, Civil War, Federals, Confederates, wounded, medical care

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