Understand trends in aging, health, and retirement through historical analysis
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2017 UA Data User Meeting Presentations

Data 101

  • Designed for new users
  • Subsets of our best variables
  • Tailored for popular research topics

Visit our video demonstration page to learn how we collect the data. Watch our researchers demonstrate how we transform a soldier's wartime and life experiences into the thousands of variables that comprise the Union Army data.

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Through our Bulk Download Systems:

  • The Urban sample which provides life-cycle data for over 9,000 soldiers who enlisted in the largest US cities.

  • An additional 15,000 USCT veterans (Expanded USCT sample).

  • Life histories of Andersonville survivors alive in 1900.

Through our Historical GIS tab:


  • The Oldest Old sample will provide data on over 1,500 veterans who survived to age 95 or older.


Welcome to the archive! In this archive you'll be able to:
  • Customize your own data extract
  • Download entire data sets
  • Access User Guides and Codebooks
  • Watch data collection and extraction instructional videos.
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