Union Army Recruits in White Regiments in the United States, 1861-1865 (ICPSR 9425)
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This data collection was designed to analyze the relationships among height, morbidity, and mortality among individuals recruited into the Union Army. Information about each recruit includes date, place, and term of enlistment, place of birth, military ID number, random number assigned to each company, occupation before enlistment, age at enlistment, and height. Population figures for 1850 to 1860 by race, sex, and county of birth also are included by county and town of both recruit's birth and enlistment places. In addition, the latitude and longitude of the population centroids of each civil division were also computed.
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These data can be merged using the variable RECIDNUM with the AGING OF VETERANS OF THE UNION ARMY: MILITARY, PENSION, AND MEDICAL RECORDS, 1820-1940 (ICPSR 6837), AGING OF VETERANS OF THE UNION ARMY: UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS, 1850, 1860, 1900, 1910 (ICPSR 6836) and CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, 1973-1998 (ICPSR 2977).
The codebook is provided by the principal investigators as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.
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One-stage cluster sampling of white companies in the Union Army. Clusters were companies, with each company having an equal probability of being included.
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All recruits mustered into the Union Army.
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Regimental Description Books of the Union Army, and POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1860, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1864.
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- Fogel, Robert W., Stanley L. Engerman, Clayne Pope, and Larry Wimmer. Union Army Recruits in White Regiments in the United States, 1861-1865. ICPSR09425-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09425.v2
2001-06-27 Replacement data have been provided by the principal investigators in logical record length format, and SAS and SPSS data definitions statements were created. Also, the codebook is now available as a PDF file.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
- The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).