The archives of the Carriage Museum of America has provided the foundation for yet another unique book for horse-drawn vehicles, focusing on ambulances. There have been only a handful of books published about ambulances - some of them being very authoritative treatises. This book compiles information that was scattered in other publications to make an unique treatise of its own standing. The first section of the book covers the military ambulance focusing on the specifications and drawings that could be found for building such vehicles. In order that civil-war re-enactors can make a complete and authentic turnout the specifications for the harness is included along with the reprinting of the text from the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion relating to the history of the ambulance corps.