Who organized the first Army Ambulance Corps?
Dr. Jonathan Letterman, in 1862.
The U.S. Ambulance Corps was a unit of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Ambulance Corps was initially formed as a unit only within the Army of the Potomac, due to the effort of several Army officials, notably Dr. Jonathan Letterman, medical director of the Army of the Potomac, and William Hammond, the US Surgeon-General. Until August 1862, the lack of trained ambulance drivers meant that the wounded had to wait a long time to receive medical care. This changed at the Battle of Antietam in September 1862 when his new system allowed the wounded men to be transferred quickly so there could be fewer deaths. The corps also meant that ambulances had a more centralized organization.  Due to public pressure, the Army created an Ambulance Corps for all units and theaters of operation, through the Ambulance Corps Act of March 11, 1864. The Confederate armies did not have any such service available within their military. The Confederate Army did have an Ambulance Service.
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June 14, 1775
Bellevue Hospital in New York City is credited with establishing the first hospital-based civilian ambulance service in the United States. Source: http://www.infoplease.co…m/askeds/first-ambulance-service.html
i think its comes from the french word corps meaning body...
An admiral would serve in the Navy or Coast Guard. Senior officers in the Army are generals. The answer is no admiral was involved in organizing or commanding the Women's Army… Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) (note the correct word order). . The WAAC was organized at the behest of Army chief of staff, General George C. Marshall to meet anticipated manpower shortages cause by total mobilization in World War II. Laws of the United States pertaining to military service were interpreted as applying to men only with the exception of the Army and Navy nurse corps. As a result special laws were required before women could be enlisted or commissioned in the Army or Navy. . The bill to establish a women's corps in the Army was introduced by Congresswoman Edith Norse Rodgers. It caused intense debate in the Congress. Congressmen worried, for example, about who would take care of the "homey" chores -- caring for children, doing the cooking and laundry. It was only the strong support from the Secretary of War and Gen. Marshall, driven by wartime necessity, that swayed a reluctant Congress. . The WAAC was authorized by Congress with the passage of Public Law 77-554 on May 14, 1942. The law was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on May 15th. The first women began training at Fort Des Moines, IA on July 20, 1942. . The WAAC was organized under the leadership of Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby. She was not a "commander," a military term that has legal and operational meaning. She was a staff officer in the War Department headquarters. Staff officers are not "commanders." . The WAAC status as an auxiliary was changed with the signing of Public Law 78-110 on July 1, 1943. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Dropping auxiliary status, women in the WAC were now officially and legally "in" the Army.
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I'm guessing you mean the Army of Northern Virginia. The Confederacy was divided into geographic departments, with a general commanding both the department and any troops in t…he department. For the last three years of the war Robert E. Lee commanded the Department of Northern Virginia, and the sizable force within the Department, which he began styling the Army of Northern Virginia. His predecessor had called this force the Army of the Potomac, a name soon appropriated by the Yankees for the army opposing Lee. Lee's Department embraced Virginia north of the James River. When Lee first took command of this Department, Confederate law did not provide for army corps or for lieutenant generals to command corps. The Confederate law allowed for brigadier and major generals, and for full, four star generals. Lee worked diligently to maintain close relations with the Confederate government and with Jefferson Davis, and was soon able to have these defects remedied. Until that time though, Lee had to use a cumbersome arrangement of "wings" as groupings of divisions. When the law allowed Lee divided his army into two corps. The First Corps was the largest, and was under newly promoted Lieutenant General James Longstreet. The Second Corps was under Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. There were eight divisions in the army, but not all were of equal size. Some had more brigades than others. The Brigades were not all of equal size either. Lee did do his best to carry through a reorganization near and dear to the heart of Jefferson Davis, which was to brigade troops from the same state together. Lee's predecessor had refused to do this, excusing himself from this on the ground that doing so "in the presence of the enemy" would be dangerous. This had created much rancor and ill will between that officer and Davis. From the late summer of 1862 the Army of Northern Virginia continued with this organization, until Jackson was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville. After Jackson's death Lee reorganized his army into three corps, each with three divisions. Longstreet continued in command of the First Corps, Richard S. Ewell (back from losing a leg at Second Manassas) took over the Second Corps, and A. P. Hill was promoted from divisional command to head the new Third Corps. This organization continued until the last few weeks of the war, when a Fourth Corps was created, commanded by Richard H. Anderson. Ewell proved unable to stand field command after Gettysburg, and was replaced by Jubal A. Early. Longstreet was badly wounded in the Wilderness, and out of action for months. Hill was killed a week before Appomattox.
June 14, 1775 the Continental Congress organized the army thatwould fight for the independence of the 13 American colonies. Afterthe war and the ratification of the US Constit…ution, the fightingfores was "the US Army".
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Army acquisition corps were organized to provide contractingsupport to deployed forces and department of defense agencies. Tobe a member of the army acquisition corp, one must… be an NCO andcomplete contractor training. The minimum score on the asvab is 110in area GT.
In War and Military History
The Women's Auxiliary Army Corp is the Women's division of the United States Army. The Women's Auxiliary Army Corp was organized by member of the bureaus, one of which was Lt.… Col. Gilman C. Mudgett.
In Roman Empire
The sixth king of Rome, Servius Tullius(reigned 578-535 BC) effected the first major reform of the Romanarmy. It is thought that introduced the new and revolutionarymilitary f…ormation which had been invented in Greece: the hoplitephalanx. The hoplites were heavy infantrymen who wore a bronzearmour and helmet and used a round shield. They were a heavyinfantry which fought in a tight formation (phalanx) with up toeight lines of men. Servius Tullius introduced the census, whichwas aimed at finding out the number of men of military age (17-46)and to assess the value of their property. The richer peasants wereto join the heavy infantry and the poorer ones joined thesupporting light infantry of skirmishes. He also introduced acentralised ley where soldiers were recruited directly by thestate. Finally he created the Assembly of the Soldiers (comitiacenturiata).
In War and Military History
Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps was created in 1953.
Ambulance Corps Drill - 1899 was released on: USA: May 1899
Celeste of the Ambulance Corps - 1916 was released on: USA: 9 May 1916