The Average American Soldier
Spanish American War
By Patrick McSherry
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According to the U.S. government reports, the
average U.S. soldier
the Spanish American War had the following characteristics, based on a
study of 9,226 random troops:
Height: 67.59 inches
Weight: 147.07 pounds
Average chest measurement: 37.38 inches
Average age: 27.6 years of age
Clerk of the Joint Committee on Printing, The Abridgement:
from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress.
(Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1899) Vol I, 578.
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