Ambulances

Easily the most popular conveyance of the war, among officers and privates alike, because of its suspension system, was the two-mule ambulance.

Captain Orlando Poe used one to deliver his volunteer and conscripted “contraband” servant/slaves back to their owners— including her servant/slave Brutus to the novel’s Leila Ellis—the evening before the Battle of Fort Sanders.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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