Data 101: Designed for New Users
The Early Indicators project constructs life histories of a sample of Civil War recruits through the use of 1,325 unique variables on each recruit. Data 101 was created to provide a subset of the best and most user friendly variables for popular research topics.
Each Data 101 download includes Stata and Excel files for each EI population sample accompanied by documentation. Visit the Sample Overview page to learn about the different EI population samples.
|The Basics||Birth, death, height and BMI variables|
|Socioeconomic||Occupation, property ownership and education|
|Pension||Effects of the Civil War pension system|
|Military||Wartime combat and medical variables|
|Disease||Post-war medical examinations|
|Migration||Immigration and geographic locations|
|U.S. Colored Troops||Race and slavery variables for the Expanded USCT sample|
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