Assistant Surgeon Alfred Alexander Woodhull, Jr., USA was assigned as medical officer to the battalion of the 2nd & 10th Infantry and the 6th US Infantry regiments in August 1862. After Antietam in September he reported his activities:

The wounded were brought on stretchers to me, and ambulances carried them a couple of miles to the field hospital. The fire was case-shot and musketry, at moderate range. A few primary operations under chloroform, but none of serious character, were performed before the above-mentioned hospital was reached. The casualties numbered eighty-five, or twenty-one per centum.

His photograph here from Miller’s Photographic History of the Civil War (1911).

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