Prussian Medical Service

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Description

Sick and wounded were transported in empty wagons. For an army of 30,000 men, the field-hospital consisted of a personnel of 160 men; nine 6-horse pharmacy-wagons, twelve 4-horse provision-wagons, 33 servants, 116 horses and 4 Schirrmeistern. Permanent hospitals were also present in fortresses.

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 1 Pirna und Lobositz, Berlin, 1901, p. 122