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Special instructions for this project:
If only the last two digits were given for the year of birth or death, you can often determine the first two digits from the name of the war that was usually included on the card. Click here and here to see some examples of how to determine the birth and death years.
The following is a list of wars with their corresponding dates:
Indian Wars: 1622–1924
Revolutionary War: 1775–1783
Civil War: 1861–1865
Mexican (or Mexican–American) War: 1846–1848
Spanish (or Spanish–American) War: 1898
World War: 1914–1918
In other words, in this project you are not only allowed but supposed to use outside sources of information (i.e. historical dates of the wars) to help you interpret the information on the cards. This is unique and should not necessarily be applied to other projects.