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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR RESEARCH DATABASE STATUS

REGIMENTAL ROSTER COMPLETION PROGRESS REPORT
American Civil War Research Database statistics as of January 7, 2014:
Soldier's records: 4,231,245 (see Database Status)
Civil War regimental rosters: 4,667; Regimental chronicles: 3,837;
Officer profiles: 1,010; Civil War Soldier Photographs: 22,966
Civil War battle synopses: 3,398;

UNION RECORDS: 2,795,930
CONFEDERATE RECORDS: 1,435,315
AL*    2,057 KS    20,073 NV*    1,287 US  Army*  81,208 AL*136,113 CS  Army*  46,025
AR     9,236 KY    78,386 NY  399,425 US  Navy     29,585 AR*  73,901 CS  Navy       1,755
AZ*        369 LA*    9,734 OH  296,968 USCT#       189,733 FL    21,490
CA    14,539 MA  102,420 OR*    2,086 US  Vols        4,271 GA#158,454
CO*    4,884 MD    32,820 PA    354,416 IT*      7,860
CT    41,017 ME    56,529 RI      19,970 KY    30,976
DC*    7,551 MI     80,326 TN    37,776 LA*  85,566
DE*  11,585 MN    23,832 TX*    2,478 MD*  4,037
DT*      194 MO*146,068 UT*        95 MO*  48,403
FL      1,240 MS*        663 VA        334 MS*122,720
GA*      157 NC*      3,411 VT    27,536 NC#135,674
IA    72,081 NE        3,208 WA*    1,031 SC*  99,401
IL  231,983 NH      30,446 WI      80,031 TN*135,812
IN  186,405 NJ       60,916 WV*    33,234 TX*112,000
IT              0 NM*     8,006 VA#213,964
(NOTE: the list above is for state served -- a soldier's resident state may be different than the state served.)

* List: These "rosters" are completed, however, generally only names and units of soldiers, most are lacking both dates & events. We will be adding to these records as sources and time permit.

# Combination of "Rosters" and "Lists"

** HDS has completed 100% of the 14 NC Volumes which have been published
*** USCTroops are 32% "Rosters" and 68% "List"

The American Civil War Research Database contains over 95,000,000 datapoints covering the military records of over 4.2 million soldiers as listed in the states' Adjutant-General's Reports and Index to Service Records. Our work is currenly being accessed over 40,000 times every day. The Database contains few Navy records. Check the 'Data Field'chart below for a listing of information supplied by each state. We have invested over 90,000 hours during 18 years to reach this milestone and anticipate nearly 90,000 more hours of work before the database is "complete". Our goal is to include every soldier with as much information as possible - if the data is available - we do not publish a work schedule. We are progressing as quickly as we can. Please do NOT subscribe in anticipation of work not yet complete.

The American Civil War Research Database is generally updated quarterly. With each update we include new soldiers as well as any additional information we receive about soldiers already in the database. The exact number of new soldiers entered each update will vary based on the detail and complexity of the information we are working with.

Progress on entering information on CSA soldiers is slower than for Union soldiers. The reasons for this are threefold:
  1. method of record keeping,
  2. media the records are kept on, and
  3. availability of records.


The following chart shows the data generally supplied by each state in their official War records. See the Bibliography section for more detail. HDS's mission: Continue to do what we have spent over 45 people years doing -- build the Civil War database, fill the missing pieces of data from other sources, supplement what is already available, and provide our subscribers the most complete database of American Civil War information.
Union Regiments
DataFieldCACTFLIAILINKSKYMEMDMAMIMNNENJNHNYOHPARIVTWI
NameYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
AgeNNNYNNNNYNYYYNYYNYNNNN
ResidenceNYNYYYYNYNYYNYNYNNNYYY
Enlist RankYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Enlist DateYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Enlist PlaceYNYNNNNYNNNYNNNYYNNNNN
OccupationNNNNNNNNNNYNNNNNNNNNNN
Last AddressNNNNNNNNNNNYNNNYNNNNNN
Birth PlaceNNNYNNNNNNNNNYNYNNNNNN
Military Events3334112221552245422443
Promotions3444323223551455421454
Physical DescriptionNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Legend: Data Quality 1 (not good) to 5 (very good) Data Availability Y(es), S(ome), N(one)


Confederate Regiments
DataFieldGANCVAKYFLLA
NameYYYYYY
AgeNYYNNN
ResidenceNYYNNN
Enlist RankYYYYYY
Enlist DateYYYYYY
Enlist PlaceNYNYNY
OccupationNSYNNN
Last AddressNNNNNN
Birth PlaceYYYNNN
Military Events243333
Promotions344333
Physical DescriptionNNSNNN
Legend: Data Quality 1 (not good) to 5 (very good) Data Availability Y(es), S(ome), N(one)


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