Confederate Medical Uniforms

 

 

Confederate Medical Officerís uniforms have black trim with a green sash.

 

The uniform worn by the medical corps was similar to that of the rank and file with only a slight difference. The facings of the coat collar and cuffs and the stripe down the sides of the trousers were black. A white Surgeonís coat with rank on the collar is also acceptable.

 

Dark Blue or Black Kepiís with three gold bands were worn for Majors, Lt. Colonels and Colonels.† Two gold bands for Captains and one for Lieutenants.† Slouch hats are also correct.On the front of the cap or hat were the letters " M.S." embroidered in gold, embraced in two olive branches.

 

 

Battle Flag

" M.S."

embroidered hat / cap emblem.

Medical Patch

Department, Corps or State Medical Directors / Inspectors with the rank of Colonel or Lt. Colonel would have the appropriate stars on the collar, two for Lt. Colonel and three for Colonel.† And they had three rows of braid on the coat sleeves.

 

The Surgeon with a rank of Major had three rows of braid on the coat sleeves, and a single star on each side of the coat collar.†

 

The Assistant Surgeon with a rank of Captain had two rows of gold braid on the coat sleeves, with three gold bars on the coat collar.

 

The Jr. Assistant Surgeon with a rank of 1st Lieutenant had one row of gold braid on the coat sleeves, with two gold bars on the coat collar.

 

Medical Cadets would wear the rank of a 2nd Lieutenant with one row of gold braid on the coat sleeves, and one gold bar on the coat collar.

 

Note:

Gold Braid on the sleeve should be considered as optional for all western theatre Officers.

 

The Steward had 1st Sergeant chevrons on the coat sleeves and a black stripe down the trousers.

 

Ambulance corps personnel were designated by the red band or card they wore in their hatband. This prevented them from becoming targets of snipers.

 

For field use and hospital settings a white apron is recommended.

 

Department of the West
CS Medical Department