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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 4:19 p.m. PST

Question… the Ambulances were open?…


See here also…


Thanks in advance for your guidance.


mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

Depends, they would likely have canvas to cover the entire wagon, but might have on or more sides rolled up, depending on the weather.

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

The ambulances, especially the Rucker, had black enameled or rubberized canvas tops and sides. The sides were designed to roll up to provide fresh air for the passengers, and could be tied down in place at night, or during inclement weather.

See here:


Although this reproduction has a white canvas top, and other images show the same, this was quickly replaced in the field with the rubberized or enameled canvas tops and sides, and by Gettysburg few, if any, would have had white canvas.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Many thanks!.

Too open for my for my taste.

When you are injured … the first thing you have is cold … and the more you covered your body from the inclement weather … much better.


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