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

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About this project This collection contains a handwritten book compilation of those who were killed or wounded of American troops during battles that occured between the years 1790 and 1848.

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Returns

Returns

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Rank

Key the rank as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Death Day

Key the death day from the death date. You will need to read the image to determine the date of death. Do not key death dates for wounded soldiers.
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Death Month

Key the death month from the death date in its three-letter abbreviation using the dictionary provided to assist you.You will need to read the image to determine the date of death. Do not key death dates for wounded soldiers.
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Death Year

Key the death year from the death date. You will need to read the image to determine the date of death. Do not key death dates for wounded soldiers. If no death date appears for those killed, key the year of the battle into the death year field if present on the image.
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Death Place

Key the death place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the death place is not explicitely stated (such as in a death place column), key the location of the battle they were engaged in if present on the image.Seperate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Boston, Massachusetts".Do not key a death place for wounded soldiers.
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Killed or Wounded

Key either "Killed" or "Wounded" into this field, depending on whether the individual was killed or wounded during the battle. Individuals that were killed in battle will appear on the Killed list and those that were wounded will appear on the Wounded list.
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