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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.
Aaron Snowden Piggot was a skilled doctor, anatomist, physiologist, and chemist who worked with the Confederacy as director of a medical laboratory in Lincolnton, North Carolina during the Civil War. As director, Piggot produced opiates and sulfuric acid which was crucial to the creation of many medicines and saved the lives of countless Confederate soldiers.