Re: Alabama Surgeons at Gettysburg
Actually, Alan Pitts provided a more complete list of Alabama surgeons at Gettysburg, which included Surgeon William Taylor of the 10th Alabama. I don't think any of my primary sources mention Surgeon Taylor. Bailey George McClelen of Company D writes that Assistant Surgeon J. G. Montgomery cut a minie ball out of his leg. Assistant Surgeons were typically located much closer to the fighting to render initial aid, while the Surgeons worked at hospitals located farther from the front. Surgeon Taylor, if he was indeed present at Gettysburg, would probably have been found at Adam Butt’s schoolhouse and farm on and near the Fairfield Road, which was the designated hospital for Wilcox's brigade and other commands of R. H. Anderson's division - about two miles from where Wilcox's Alabama brigade launched their attacks on 2 and 3 July.