Ambulances After Civil War

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After the Civil War, the hospital and ambulance movement grew larger as well. Many hospitals that catered to the needs of the Civil War soldiers kept the ambulance system after the war ended. In 1865, Cincinnati was the first to have a hospital based ambulance service in the United States, meaning the ambulances would report straight to the hospital after receiving the injured of regular people, not just soldiers. This occurred in the Commercial Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. The North and South had distinct disadvantages and advantages against each other. The North had an abundance of railroad track. This was vital for transporting supplies, wounded men, and new soldiers to the battlegrounds, giving the North an advantage over the South. The
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