Talk:World Archives Project: U.S., Returns of Killed and Wounded in Battles, 1790-1848

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Q: Should we key the names of captured soldiers?

A: No, only key the names of the soldiers who were wounded or killed.


Q: Should we key the names of soldiers mentioned in the notes section?

A: Yes, if you see names of wounded or killed soldiers in the notes please key their names. Only key individuals once per image. For example, if the soldier is mentioned in the returns section and again in the notes only key them once.Annafechter 20:55, 26 September 2012 (UTC)


Q: I was getting ready to key this death index but have encountered a glitch. Very few of these people were killed. Though there are a few. So does it still count as being Killed in battle when a person is felled by consumption?
Clearly these are all Line of Duty Deaths, it feels wrong to exclude them. On the other hand, I cant really say "killed" for most of them.

A: If their death is recorded on the record yes, key these individuals. Using the term "killed" is to correspond with what most of the records state.
One of the reasons we are keying whether they were wounded or killed is to capture the dates associated with the death which will assist us in post production work. When there are "killed" individuals keyed then we can use that date to determine the approximate death dates for others who died and were on the same image or a subsequent image where a death date wasn't on the record. Annafechter 15:59, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

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