A rare look at medical care behind the western theater's transient battle lines
Confederate Hospitals on the Move tells the story of one innovative Confederate doctor and his successful administration of more than sixty mobile military hospitals scattered throughout the western theater. Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein describes how Samuel Hollingsworth Stout, medical director of the Army of Tennessee, established and oversaw some of the Confederacy's most adaptable, efficient, and well-administered hospitals.
Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein is assistant editor of The Papers of Andrew Johnson at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
"Thoroughly researched, impressively documented, forcefully argued, and convincingly written. Schroeder-Lein is to be commended for rescuing Stout from relative anonymity and for shedding important light on Confederate medicine in the less well known western theater."—Journal of American History
"An appreciative assessment of how southern doctors orchestrated soldier care, often despite recalcitrant quartermasters, railroad officials, Union Army raids, and unappreciative wounded."—Choice