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Dr. A.S. Piggot moved to Lincoln County in 1861 and was not trusted because of his Yankee background. In 1862, one of only five Confederate laboratories specialized in wartime drugs opened in Lincoln County, attended by Piggott and his assistant, Wizzell. Little is known of the laboratory's operation during the war, but adequate anesthetics were provided for the battlefield.
One of the first acts of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America was to organize an Army Medical Department. Samuel Preston Moore was named surgeon general and he was charged with setting up nine medical laboratories, two in North Carolina. The impoverished South depended on three avenues for supply of medical necessities: captured Federal goods, blockade-running, and manufacture within the nine laboratories.