Various Army and Militia Muster Rolls
The army recruits data below were used in Dora L. Costa and Richard H. Steckel, "Long-Term trends in Health, Welfare, and Economics Growth in the United States." In R. Floud and R.H. Steckel (Eds), Health and Welfare During Industrialization. University of Chicago Press for NBER, 1997.
As descibed in the data description, no documentation was ever found. All the datasets include the variables age, height, place of birth, and place and date of enlistment. The American Revolution and French and Indian War datasets include occupation as well.
|Army Recruits||Cases||Data||Stata .do||Stata .dct|
|French and Indian War||9,016||frind.dat||frind.do||frind.dct|
|United States Army, 1815-1820||15,169||army20.dat||army20.do||army20.dct|
|United States Army, 1850-1855||2,497||army50.dat||army50.do||army50.dct|
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Internal users can obtain the data in a UNIX shell at /homes/data/army_rolls, or on an NBER PC, Network Neighborhood --> NBER --> homes --> data --> army_rolls
|Last Update: October 1, 2004||Created by Jean Roth October 1, 2004|