Front Row L-R: Hospital Matron Toby Pendleton, Midwife Sharon Mills, Surgeon Major James Mills, Assistant Surgeon and Staff Clerk Capt. Michael Lashely, Aide de Camp 2nd Lt. Ransom Autry, Hospital Postmaster Capt. Darwin Roseman, Hospital Chaplain Major Steve Peddycord, Pvt. Cameron Webster /Ambulance Corps, Pvt. Donovan Patterson (bearfoot)/ Ambulance Corps and Provost.
Back Row L-R: Civilian Nurse Barbara Yandle, Civilian Nurse Debbie Casselbury,
2nd Lt. James Casselbury/ Ambulance Corps Officer, Hospital Steward Sgt. Derek
Webster, Hospital Provost 2nd Lt. Tom Thompson, Hospital Provost 1st Lt. James
Clapp, Medical Cadet Dentist Lindsay Pendleton, Hospital Provost Sergeant Clem
Alexander Battalion Field Hospital, CSA
General Meade’s Field Hospital, US
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Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital is actively recruiting new members who
have an interest in doing Civil War Medical Reenacting. Alexander's Battalion
Field Hospital is commanded by Chief Surgeon Major James Mills, who has over 15
years experience in Civil War Reenacting.
Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital participates in Living History Encampments, Battle Reenactments, Museums, Parades, and School Programs. Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital is a member of Alexander's Artillery Battalion and pays dues to that organization, along with annual dues to Longstreet's Corps. Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital is unique in the hobby of reenacting since it is attached to the Artillery, whereas most medical units are either Infantry or Cavalry. This makes Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital unique and perhaps the only full-scale artillery medical unit operating in the reenacting community. Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital also serves as a support service organization for Alexander's Battalion of Longstreet's Corps Artillery, offering actual medical care on and off the field within the scope of participant training, ability, and current medical certification(s). First aid, which is rendered on the field, is based on consent or implied consent when an emergency is covered under the "Good Samaritan Laws." Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital seeks to compliment the Artillery of Alexander's Battalion, including other reenactment units within the reenacting community. One way this is accomplished is in the setting up of a historically correct medical field hospital with lectures, while utilizing historically correct displays of museum quality, and drawing good spectator interest.
Members joining this field hospital unit are expected to support ABFH, Alexander's Battalion Artillery and as many Corps events as possible. Generally, each member should be able to attend a least 3-4 events a year. Most event locations which Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital participate in are found in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The medical unit is based out of North Carolina. Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital is basically a Confederate medical unit, however occasionally portrays Federal for some events. When portraying Federal, Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital drops its name, becoming General Meade's Field Hospital #1.
While historically, no name was given to the original field hospital commanded by Surgeon Major Dr. William M. Post, Surgeon to Brig. General E. Porter Alexander, Commander of Longstreet's Artillery; the name Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital is purposely used today for unit identification in the reenacting community, and for honoring Brig. General Alexander. The name Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital also signifies the Field Hospital's close ties to the modern day reenacting unit known as Alexander's Battalion of Longstreet's Corps Artillery.
Chief Surgeon & Commander:
Lt. Colonel James M. Mills
Assistant Surgeon: Capt. George Chance
Surgeon Major / Adjutant: Major Michael Lashley
Hospital Chaplain: Major Steve Peddycord
Aide de Camp: Brevet Captain Ransom Autry
Dentist Surgeon: Brevet 2nd Lt. Glen Edwards
Medical Cadet "Dentist" Cadet Lindsay Pendleton
Hospital Steward: Sgt. Derek Webster
Hospital Provost Commander Major James Clapp,
2nd Lt. Tom Thompson, Sgt. Clem Trotter
Ambulance Corps Officer: 2nd Lt. James Casselbury
Hospital Postmaster: Capt. Darwin Roseman
Head Nurse & Herbalist: Janet Chance
2nd Head Nurse: Barbara Yandle
Nurse & Midwife: Sharon Mills
Hospital Matron: Toby Pendleton
The official mailing address of Alexander's Battalion Field Hospital is:
703 Willowmoore Ave.
Thomasville, North Carolina 27360
The Commander's Contact Phone Number is: 336 476-8695.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surgeon Major James Mills (Big Doc) and his
wife Sharon, a midwife.
Seated L-R Nurse Barbara Yandle, Midwife Sharon
Mills, Standing L-R Nurse Debbie Casselbury, Head Nurse and Herbalist
Janet Chance, Civilian Nurse Kathy Autry
Background music is "Death of General Wolfe"
For more information on the melody click on this website: http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html
2005 EVENT PHOTOS