Union Army Rejected Recruits in the United States, 1861-1865 (ICPSR 9428)

Published: Mar 16, 1995

Principal Investigator(s):
Robert W. Fogel; Richard H. Steckel



Version V1

This data collection was designed to compare the differences between adult white males rejected by the Union Army and those accepted into the Union Army. Information includes each person's first and last name, date, place, and term of enlistment, place of birth, military identification number, occupation before enlistment, age at enlistment, and height. Summary of physical conditions, international classification of diseases code, and reason for rejection also are presented.

Fogel, Robert W., and Steckel, Richard H. Union Army Rejected Recruits in the United States, 1861-1865. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995-03-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09428.v1

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University of Chicago. Booth School of Business. Center for Population Economics

Ohio State University

1861 -- 1865

1981 -- 1982

The accepted Union Army recruits in this file were drawn from a larger collection, UNION ARMY RECRUITS IN WHITE REGIMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1861-1865 (ICPSR 9425).

Random sample of all rejected recruits from the Union Army, and a subset of 4,952 cases from a one-stage cluster sampling of white companies in the Union Army. Clusters were companies, with each company having an equal probability of being included.

All rejected recruits from the Union Army, and all recruits mustered into the Union Army.

Civil War medical examination records located in the Navy and Old Army Branch, Record Group #110, National Archives, and Regimental Description Books of the Union Army

administrative records data




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